Kona and friend on a windy late September day on Limestone Mountain. Mount Kidd and Kidd South behind. Second time up this peak this summer, by the easier, but less distinct west ridge route this time.
View of The Fortress and larches in late September from Limestone Mountain.
Kona on Mt. St. Piran with Mt. Temple behind Sheol / Haddo ridge and Devil’s Thumb in foreground. Alternate route up Devil’s Thumb is the scree gully at the left (Kona’s Afi went up and down it after traversing from St. Piran to Niblock in July 1993.) Aberdeen glacier at upper right. Mt. Aberdeen used to be one of the three mixed snow/ice climbs required for full membership in the ACC (Alpine Club of Canada).
Mt. Aberdeen upper glacier from ACC climb in Sept 1985.
Kona getting the standard MacD’s apple pie treat on the top. View of Louise ski slopes with Unity / Pumpkin / Lipalian traverse in distance.
On descent to the Niblock / Piran col leading to valley above Lake Agnes. The Mitre’s pointy peak sticking up in the gap between Mt. Aberdeen and Mt. Lefroy, over the shoulder of Mt. Whyte. Past The Mitre are Neptuak and Wenkchemna in Valley of the Ten Peaks.
Kona heading down from Consummation Peak in late August after a long rest on top recovering from the tedious hike from the parking lot. Lake O’Hara in centre distance with closer Wiwaxy Peaks to its left and Mount Schaffer to its right, just left of the shoulder of Odaray Mountain. (see below for view back from Schaffer to Consummation).
Remnants of glacier on the north side of Mount Stephen from Consummation Peak. Cathedral Mountain is out of sight to the right.
The usual reward for doing a better job of route-finding than her companion.
Mount Huber glacier, the route Kona’s “dad” took in 1986, although seems to be not the preferred route these days. (see photo below). Peaks (l. to r.) – Victoria S., Huber, Lefroy, Wiwaxy, Glacier, Yukness, Ringrose.
Kona’s “dad” climbing Huber Glacier in 1986.
Consummation Peak is the small bump just right of Odaray Mountain in front of glaciated Mount Stephen. Photo from Schaffer in 2020.
The Goodsirs in cloud directly south from Consummation Peak through Odaray Pass.