Dog park on Grizzly Peak June 1st (can’t remember their names).
Mt. Evan-Thomas, highest peak in Opal Range from Grizzly Peak (Kona’s “dad” climbed in October 1987 when the 1954 first ascent register was still there and mistakenly naming the peak Packenham).
View of Opal Range with Opal South Peak, Grizzly Peak, Packenham Jr. and King Creek Ridge from Mt. James Walker across the Kananaskis River Valley on Sept 2, 1996.
Kona near the summit of The Wedge at end of June. Fisher Peak (3054 m) with snow behind.
View back along ridge. Kona skirted under the crux down-climb on easier ground to gain the ridge closer to the summit. Mt. Kidd, Mt. Allan, Mt. Collembola, Nakiska ski resort and Mt. Lorette behind
Easier ground from low point of ridge to tree line.
Close-up of scramble route up gully on Mt. Kidd, and Mt. Bogart behind.
Artistic impression of Fisher Peak from The Wedge.
View of south side of The Wedge and north end of Opal Ridge from Mt. James Walker Sept 2, 1996.
Kona on Mt. Kidd in early June. View to south with The Wedge and Opal Range at left, Mt. James Walker on right skyline. Still good step-kicking and glissading snow for most of route.
View from Mt. Kidd to west of Mt. Bogart, Mt. Sparrowhawk and Mt. Lougheed.
Kona near summit ridge looking at glissader making a quick descent.
Kona and glissader coming down the lower bowl.
View of Mt. Kidd snow slopes from Opal South a few days earlier.
Kona eager to get back over the summit ridge on a snowy late April day. The Wedge behind left. l. to r. – Mt. Lawson, Mt. Inflexible, Mt. James Walker, The Fortress, Gusty Peak, and Mt. Kidd.
Wasootch Peak (left of scree ridge) from Mt. Collembola in winter Feb 15, 1998. Nakiska ski area at right.
Layla on Mount James Walker.
Kona (2 yrs) on Mount James Walker. Mount Chester, Gusty Peak and Mount Galatea behind.
A prominent outlier of Mount James Walker, visible from highway below, with Opal Ridge and Opal Range peaks behind, Sept. 2, 1996.