Consummation Peak (1,000 m elev. gain)

Kona – Consummation Peak

Kona heading down from Consummation Peak in late August after a long rest on top recovering from the tedious hike from the parking lot. Lake O’Hara in centre distance with closer Wiwaxy Peaks to its left and Mount Schaffer to its right, just left of the shoulder of Odaray Mountain. (see below for view back from Schaffer to Consummation).

Kona – Cathedral Basin

Remnants of glacier on the north side of Mount Stephen from Consummation Peak. Cathedral Mountain is out of sight to the right.

Kona – Apple Turnover

The usual reward for doing a better job of route-finding than her companion.

Kona – Lake O’Hara Peaks

Mount Huber glacier, the route Kona’s “dad” took in 1986, although seems to be not the preferred route these days. (see photo below). Peaks (l. to r.) – Victoria S., Huber, Lefroy, Wiwaxy, Glacier, Yukness, Ringrose.

Kris T. – Huber Glacier Aug 9, 1986

Kona’s “dad” climbing Huber Glacier in 1986.

Consummation Peak from Mount Schaffer

Consummation Peak is the small bump just right of Odaray Mountain in front of glaciated Mount Stephen. Photo from Schaffer in 2020.

The Goodsirs

The Goodsirs in cloud directly south from Consummation Peak through Odaray Pass.

Mt. Schaffer (1100 m elev. gain)

Kona Mt. Schaffer McArthur Lake Mt. Park
Kona on Mt. Schaffer above McArthur Lake

Kona near summit of Mt. Schaffer in late August with Lake McArthur and Park Mtn. behind.

Kona Mt. Schaffer Wiwaxy Peaks Wiwaxy Gap Lake O'Hara Yoho National Park
Kona on Mt. Schaffer, Wiwaxy Peaks and Gap behind

View across Lake O’Hara valley towards Wiwaxy Peaks and Gap. Lower slopes of Mount Huber at right.

Kona Mt. Schaffer Mt. Hungabee Glacier Peak Mt. Ringrose Mt Lefroy Yukness Mtn. Lake O'Hara Yoho National Park
Kona on Mt. Schaffer, view towards Opabin Pass with Mt. Hungabee on left and shoulder of Mt. Biddle on right.

Peaks Lefroy, Glacier, Ringrose and Hungabee, and Yukness scree slopes above Opabin plateau.

Mt. Schaffer Yukness Mountain Opabin Plateau Lake O'Hara Mt. Hungabee Ringrose Peak Yoho National Park
Mt. Schaffer July 13 1993 selfie

Same view from Schaffer on a snowy July 13th, 1993.

Mt. Schaffer Lake McArthur Mt. Odaray Cathedral Mtn. Lake O'Hara Yoho National Park
View of Mt. Schaffer across Lake McArthur with Mt. Odaray and Cathedral Mtn. behind – Aug 10, 1993 climb of Park Mtn.

View back across Lake McArthur to Odaray, Cathedral and Schaffer from ascent of Park Mtn. August, 1993.

Odaray Mtn. Lake McArthur Mt. Schaffer Mt. Biddle Park Mtn. Lake O'Hara Yoho National Park
View of Mt. Schaffer left of Lake McArthur with Mt. Biddle behind and Park Mtn. at right from Odaray Mtn. July 1993.

View of Mt. Schaffer left of Lake McArthur from Odaray Mtn. July 1993. Mt. Biddle behind and Park Mtn. at right of lake. Ringrose Peak and Mt. Hungabee at left.

Mt. Schaffer
Painting spot on Mt. Schaffer summit

Comfortable spot to paint on top of Schaffer.

View of Mt. Schaffer and Schaffer Lake below and right of Mt. Huber from Mt. Victoria Aug 1983

View of Mt. Schaffer and Schaffer Lake to right of and below glaciated Mt. Huber from Mt. Victoria August 1983. Yukness Mtn., Mt. Biddle and Park Mtn, in mid-ground, The Goodsirs at middle skyline.

Cathedral Mtn. from Mt. Schaffer – oil sketch

Studio-finished oil sketch of view toward Cathedral Mountain from Mount Schaffer.

Park Mtn. and Lake McArthur from Mt. Schaffer

Oil sketch of Lake McArthur and Park Mtn. from Mt. Schaffer.

Wiwaxy Gap (950 m elev. gain)

Kona Wiwaxy Gap Mt. Biddle Mt. Hungabee Yukness Mtn. Lake O'Hara Yoho National Park
Kona at Wiwaxy Gap Mt. Biddle behind

A welcome snow patch at the col between Wiwaxy Peaks and Mt. Huber at end of July after about 13.5 km of hiking from the parking lot. Mt. Hungabee at left, Yukness Mtn.(dark triangular shape), Mt. Biddle and Gunsight Peak above Opabin plateau behind centre and right.

Lake Oesa Wiwaxy Gap Kona Mt. Lefroy Glacier Peak Ringrose Peak Mt. Hungabee Yukness Mtn. Lake O'Hara
Lake Oesa from Wiwaxy Gap with Lefroy, Glacier, Ringrose, Hungabee and Yukness surrounding it.

View of Lake Oesa with Lefroy, Glacier, Ringrose, Hungabee, and Yukness in front.

Wiwaxy Gap Lake O'Hara Lake Oesa Glacier Peak Ringrose Peak Mt. Hungabee Yukness Mtn. Mt. Biddle Opabin Plateau
Plein Air Sketching at Wiwaxy Gap

Perfect weather and scenery for working on an oil sketch.

Mt. Schaffer Lake O'Hara Wiwaxy Gap Park Mtn. Mt. Owen
Mt. Schaffer and Lake O’Hara from Wiwaxy Gap trail

View to Lake O’Hara with Mt. Schaffer (end of the long NW ridge of Biddle), Park Mtn. west of Lake McArthur (hidden) just behind, and Mt. Owen at right.

Kona Lake Oesa Wiwaxy Gap Lake O'Hara
Kona approaching Lake Oesa from Wiwaxy Gap

Approaching Lake Oesa on way down.

Lake Oesa Wiwaxy Peaks Wiwaxy Gap
Wiwaxy Peaks and Gap reflection in Lake Oesa in 1993

Wiwaxy Peaks and Gap from far shore of Lake Oesa, July 1993.

Wiwaxy Gap Mt. Hungabee Lake O'Hara Mt. Huber Odaray Mtn.
View of Wiwaxy Gap from Mt. Hungabee August 18 1986

View of Wiwaxy Peaks and Gap (behind climber) from near summit of Mt. Hungabee, Aug 18, 1986. Schaffer, Odaray, Stephen, Cathedral behind with Huber at right.

Lake Oesa Mt. Huber Mt. Hungabee
View of Lake Oesa from Mt. Huber Aug 9 1986

View of Mt. Hungabee and Ringrose Peak above Lake Oesa from ascent of Huber Aug 9, 1986. Deltaform Mtn. and Mt. Neptuak in Valley of the Ten Peaks to left of Hungabee.