Kona with wind jacket on a blustery late November ascent of Ha Ling.
Kona and Angus with their “sisters” Karin and Robyn at high point of hike / scramble up Nihahi Ridge in late October. Powderface Ridge in background to east. Below in wind gusts to over 80 kph at the hiking trail high point, and descending from our high point at south (left) end of upper ridge.
Vaayu (Wind), 5 years old, on ridge to Heart Mtn. on Thanksgiving Day. Below, Kona looking at rest of the traverse over Grant MacEwan Peak from Heart summit.
Kona and ‘sister’ Karin on Yam in early October. View across CMC vallley to Wendell Mountain with Association Peak and End Mountain in distance.
Below, descending scree slope on back side and view with beginning of Goat Mountain traverse in background.
Kona on Mt. Baldy West in late September. Kananaskis River / Barrier Lake and ridge of Heart Mountain behind.
Below, Kona relaxing on summit, and view of Baldy from Heart Mtn with Buddy in late November 2005.
Shelly (10 yrs old) from Austria on HaLing Peak in early fall. East End of Rundle behind.
Below on Miner’s Peak and Little Lawrence Grassi? with Kona, view back to HaLing Peak.
Kona still having fun after being hauled / pushed up the crux chimney. Mt. Neptuak (Valley of Ten Peaks peak 9), Eiffel Peak, Pinnacle Peak, Wenkchemna Peak (peak 10) (climbed by Kona’s “dad” in 1988), and Mt. Hungabee (climbed in 1986).
Below, hordes of peak ascenders on summit ridge (counted 59 summiters this late July day); and view of peaks 4 to 9 (Tonsa, Perren / Sapta, Allen / Shappee, Tuzo / Sagowa, Deltaform / Saknowa, and Neptuak) from summit.
Below, Kona on slightly higher snow cap; and summit view to Consolation Lakes and Tower of Bable at lower left, Mt. Bable and Mt. Fay (peak 1/ Heejee) at centre, Mt. Little (peak 2 / Nom).
Below, view of Temple and Eiffel from Mt. Bable in 1984, ascending the Fay Glacier on the first ascent route to Babel; and crux chimney on Temple.