Utopia Mountain (1,180 m elev. gain)

Buddy – Utopi Mountain

Buddy (7 yrs) on Utopia Mountain in early September after taking a drainage too early and climbing the wrong peak the week before. Buddy’s “dad” completed the “Kane book” scrambles with Pyramid Mountain the following week without Buddy due to the bike approach.

Mount O’Hagan (1,055 m elev. gain)

Buddy – O’Hagan

Buddy and friend on Mount O’Hagan in late August. We found a register with Rick Collier’s name on this “rarely ascended peak” according to Rick’s solo trip report in Bivouac.com. Behind is Utopia, our intended destination, but after taking the wrong drainage too far to return we continued to explore new high points. Utopia was completed the following week and Pyramid the week after that by Buddy’s “dad” to complete the “Kane scrambles book”.

Tangle Ridge (1,100 m gain)

Buddy on Tangle Ridge – Wooley, Diadem and Mushroom at left

Buddy (6 yrs) on Tangle Ridge, view to north-west across Icefields Parkway. Mt. Wooley, Diadem Peak and Mushroom Peak at left.

Mt. Alberta, Mt. Wooley and Diadem Peak from Tangle Ridge

Close-up of Mt. Alberta, Mt. Wooley, Diadem Peak and Mushroom Peak from Tangle Ridge.

Athabasca and Andromeda from Tangle Ridge

View to south from Tangle Ridge with Mt. Athabasca and Mt. Andromeda (‘Skyladder’ route at right) above Athabasca Glacier.

Skyladder route on Andromeda Aug 16 1986

View of Tangle Ridge (upper left) and Mt. Wilcox from ‘Skyladder’ route on Mt. Andromeda August 16, 1986.

Tangle Ridge from Mt. Athabasca
Tangle Ridge from Mt. Athabasca July 1985

View of Tangle Ridge (upper right behind Mt. Wilcox and Wilcox Pass) from Mt. Athabasca July 27, 1985. Mt. Wooley and Diadem Peak at upper left. Icefields Parkway and Centre and toe of Athabasca glacier below.