The Orphan (870 m elev. gain)

Kona The orphan
Kona on The Orphan – Middle Sister and Little Sister behind

Kona on “The Orphan” with Middle Sister upper scramble slopes and Little Sister (not a scramble) behind, in late July with some fresh snow on higher peaks.

Kona The Orphan Kananaskis
Kona on The Orphan – Mt. Nestor and Old Goat Mtn. (Unnamed 3150m) behind

Views to Mts. Nestor and Old Goat Mtn. across Spray Reservoir.

Kona The Orphan Rimwall Summit
Kona on The Orphan – Mt. Lougheed and Mt. Sparrowhawk behind Rimwall Summit

Rimwall Summit from Boulder Pass.

Kona Middle Sister The Orphan
Kona and friend descending Middle Sister June 12 2017 with The Orphan alternate approach above the scree slope behind.

View of “The Orphan” above scree slopes just left of centre from Middle Sister Jun 12, 2017. A common approach route to Middle Sister nowadays is via The Orphan from the Spray Lake side instead of up the boulder-filled creek on the Canmore side.


Mt. Lawrence Grassi (1020m gain)

Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi May 31st – Three Sisters behind

Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi in late May. Ship’s Prow Mtn. in front of Three Sisters. Lougheed peaks visible between Big and Middle Sister. All scrambles except Little Sister (a rock climb). Old Goat Mountain on right skyline.

Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi – Mt. Rundle behind

View to EEOR (East End of Rundle) and main highest peak of Mt. Rundle from Mt. Lawrence Grassi. Ha Ling Peak is out of view below.

Mt. Rundle Peak 3
Mt. Rundle east ridge Peaks 4 to 8 from main summit Peak 3 Sept 1999

View of Mt. Lawrence Grassi (in front of Three Sisters and Mt. Lougheed peaks) from Mt. Rundle main summit in Sept. 1999.

John M. on Little Sister July 22 1990 – view to Mt. Rundle and Canmore

View of Ship’s Prow, Mt. Lawrence Grassi and Mt. Rundle from Little Sister July 22, 1990. Canmore and Bow Valley below.