Kona on Mt. Chester (1150 m gain)

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On Mt. Chester (elev. 3054 m) on Canada Day July 1st weekend. Gusty Peak and The Fortress immediately behind. Sparrowhawk, Lougheeds, Bogart and Kidd from left in background. Below, good snow in gully for step-kicking up and glissading down.

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Below, Gunther (4 yrs) at col on way up.

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Below, close-up of The Fist, Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark with ‘11,000ers’ Mt. Assiniboine and Lunette rising up behind (Kona’s ‘dad’ scrambled Lunette, and added in Assiniboine for the second time, in a long day from car-to-car in 1990).

 

Also above, artistic impression of Assiniboine from near ACC Hind hut.

 

Roxie, Ben, Buddy & Kona on Tent Ridge (823 m gain)

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Kona, Ben and Buddy on Tent Ridge Horseshoe hike. View to west, l. to r., Mt. Engadine, The Tower and Galatea, with part of Gusty and Chester. Rummel Lake behind Kona’s head.

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Roxie, Ben (or Buddy) and Kona on Tent Ridge view to north, snow-capped Mt. Nestor and “Old Goat” Mtn past Spray Lake Reservoir. Mt. Buller to right of Spray Lake and snow-capped Mt. Lougheeds 1 & 2 and Sparrowhawk behind.

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Kona on first peak of Tent Ridge, The Fist (enjoyable scramble) directly behind and snowy Mt. Smuts (difficult scramble done by the photographer in 1988) behind.