Mt. Sparrowhawk (1450 m gain)

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Kona on Mt. Sparrowhawk – Mt. Lougheed peaks 1 to 3 and Wind Mountain (peak 4) behind

Early July on Mt. Sparrowhawk, view to the Lougheed peaks and Wind Mountain. Top of Pigeon Mountain and Mt. MacGillivray visible behind.

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Kona relaxing on Mt. Sparrowhawk

View north to Spray Lake Reservoir with Three Sisters, Rimwall Summit and Wind Tower at right, “Little Lougheed” short scramble at centre.

Kona descending Mt. Sparrowhawk
Kona descending from Mt. Sparrowhawk summit

Kona descending the back side of the Mt. Sparrowhawk summit block – view to Upper Ribbon Creek / Memorial Lakes cirque.

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Kona at Mt. Sparrowhawk col below summit block

Kona at col below summit block with Mt. Bogart behind at left.

Mt. Bogart from Mt. Sparrowhawk
View from Sparrowhawk to Upper Ribbon Creek cirque and surrounding peaks

Upper Ribbon Creek cirque with Memorial Lakes, Bogart Tower and Ribbon Peak at left. Guinn’s Pass and Peak behind, and Mt. Bogart at right.

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Sparrowhawk and Lougheed peaks from Ribbon Peak 1997

View of Sparrowhawk and Lougheed peaks 2, 3, and 4 (Wind Mountain) from Ribbon Peak in 1997. Bogart Tower at lower left.

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Lougheed Peaks 2 and 3 from Mt. Sparrowhawk

Close-up of Lougheed peaks 2 and 3 showing normal scramble ascent and alternate descent routes.

Clouds over Mt. Sparrowhawk
Mt. Sparrowhawk from Mt. Lougheed

Mt. Sparrowhawk in clouds from Mt. Lougheed in 2007.

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View of Lougheed peaks, Sparrowhawk and Bogart from Old Goat Mtn. July 1996

View of Mt. Sparrowhawk and Read’s Tower (right of the Lougheed peaks, just right of centre) from Old Goat Mtn. (Unnamed 3125m) July 27, 1996. Mt. Bogart at extreme right.

The Wedge (1100 m elev. gain)

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Kona on The Wedge – Fisher Peak behind

Kona near the summit of The Wedge at end of June. Fisher Peak (3054 m) with snow behind.

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Kona on The Wedge summit ridge

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

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Kona descending The Wedge scree slopes

Easier ground from low point of ridge to tree line.

Mt. Kidd scramble route from The Wedge – Mt. Bogart behind centre.

Close-up of scramble route up gully on Mt. Kidd, and Mt. Bogart behind.

Mt. Fisher from The Wedge oil 12×16 KrisT 2005

Artistic impression of Fisher Peak from The Wedge.

The Wedge from Mt. James Walker Sept 1996

View of south side of The Wedge and north end of Opal Ridge from Mt. James Walker Sept 2, 1996.

Mt. Kidd (1460 m gain)

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Kona on Mt. Kidd – Opal Range at left

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. 

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Kona on Mt. Kidd – Mts. Bogart, Sparrowhawk and Lougheed behind

View from Mt. Kidd to west of Mt. Bogart, Mt. Sparrowhawk and Mt. Lougheed.

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Kona watching glissader on Mt. Kidd

Kona near summit ridge looking at glissader making a quick descent.

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Glissading Mt. Kidd bowl

Kona and glissader coming down the lower bowl.

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View of Mt. Kidd from Opal South peak

View of Mt. Kidd snow slopes from Opal South a few days earlier.

Mt. Kidd (1350 m elev. gain)

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Buddy on Mt. Kidd 2004

Buddy (about 4 yrs in 2004) having a rest under a snow bridge on way back down Mt. Kidd.

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Buddy in tunnel on Mt. Kidd 2004

Buddy going through the tunnel made by meltwater runoff from winter snow.

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Bighorn sheep near summit of Mt. Kidd

Audience near summit of Mt. Kidd.

View of Mt. Kidd from The Wedge

View of scramble route on Mt. Kidd from The Wedge. Mt. Bogart behind.