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 on upper ridge of Popes Prospect with Mt. Lefroy, Abbott Pass and ACC Hut at col, and Mt. Victoria at right in early August. Popes Prospect was the viewpoint for Lawren Harris’ (Canadian Group of Seven) iconic Mt. Lefroy paintings per Lisa Christensen’s book “A Hiker’s Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris”.
View towards The Mitre between Mt. Aberdeen and Mt. Lefroy (Deltaform Mtn. in far distance).
View back to Lake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise with Fairview Mtn. right of the lake and portion of Aberdeen glacier below Haddow Peak upper right.
ACC climbers passing by Popes Prospect on way to Mt. Collier via North Victoria / Collier col Sept 25, 1993.
Popes Prospect is the talus slope just left of the climber from descent of Mt. Victoria N. Aug 20, 1986.
ACC Abbott Pass Hut at left from an early season ACC group Mt. Lefroy climb June 25, 1983. Mt. Victoria S. slopes and “The Death-Trap” behind.
View towards Popes Prospect, talus slopes above the green patch at upper left, below the leftmost peak, Mt. Collier from The Mitre Aug 20, 1993. Popes Peak right of Mt. Collier and Mt. Whyte just right of centre.
Another view of Popes Prospect (top of talus slopes just in front of closest glacier on Mt. Victoria) from Mt. Whyte Aug 10, 2014. “The Sickle” snow / ice formation on the Victoria ridge is located at the large notch in the heavily glaciated section of the ridge just above Abbott Pass. Close-up below:
“Studio-finished oil sketch of Abbott Pass from Popes Prospect.
Kona on ledges above Big Beehive in late June, shoulder of Mt. Aberdeen, The Mitre, Mt. Lefroy, and Mt. Victoria behind (Paradise Valley with Mt. Wenkchemna and shoulder of Mt. Hungabee in gap between The Mitre and Lefroy). Plain of The Six Glaciers below.
Kona on summit of Devil’s Thumb with Little Beehive, Lake Agnes & Teahouse (barely visible), The (Big) Beehive, Lake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise below.
Nice view for sketching.
View of Devil’s Thumb (at right) with Lake Agnes and The Beehive on a traverse of Mount St. Piran, Mount Niblock and Devil’s Thumb (via scree gulley at right) July 25, 1993.