Morrowmount (Jura) Peak (1220 m elev. gain)

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Kona and Riley on Morrowmount / Jura Peak

Kona (2 yrs) and Riley (6 yrs) on Morrowmount (Jura Peak). 21.5 km return up Jura Creek. Yamnuska upper descent routes in scree at left. Goat Mtn., Loder peak at right, behind Old Fort peak on this ridge.

Midnight Peak (920 m elev. gain)

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Kona on Midnight Peak in late February

Kona on Midnight Peak ascended from Baldy Pass in late February. Mount Baldy and McConnell Ridge directly behind. Further back are Door Jamb Mountain, Loder Peak, Goat Mountain and Mt. Yamnuska at right. Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak traverse at left just below Mt. Fable.

Yamnuska (Mount John Laurie) (900 m elevation gain)

Kona on Yamnuska
Kona on Yamnuska July 18, 2015

Kona (1-1/2 yrs) on Yamnuska, ascending and descending via the left / west ridge which is the normal descent route for the scramble traverse. The east end approach has a difficult chains / chimney crux section that isn’t safe for dogs.

Yamnuska from Goat
Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View from Goat Mountain of the “dog route” up and down the west end of Mount Yamnuska.

A. Derbyshire nearing top of Grillmair’s Chimney on Yamnuska Aug 10, 1982

View up Grillmair’s Chimney, a classic rock climb on the front face of Mount Yamnuska Aug 10, 1982.

Buddy in shortcut gully at west end of Mount Yamnuska Nov 2010

Taking a steepish shortcut around the west end with Buddy in November 2010.

Climber’s at the crux chains section on the the East-West traverse of Mount Yamnuska

The chains traverse section on the east ridge ascent route is difficult even without a dog, and risky with a dog. We go up and down the west ridge route instead for less drama.

Grant MacEwan Peak / Heart Mountain (875 m elev. gain)

Buddy on Heart Mountain
Buddy on Heart Mountain

Buddy (5 years) on Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak in November. Mount Baldy and Barrier Lake in background. Midnight Peak at far right.

Kona on Heart Mountain Grant MacEwan Peak
Kona on Heart Mountain Grant MacEwan Peak

Kona on Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak traverse in mid-July. Door Jamb Mountain, Loder Peak, Goat Mountain and Mount Yamnuska across Bow Valley behind.

Riley on Grant MacEwan Peak Heart Mountain
Riley on Grant MacEwan Peak Heart Mountain

Riley near high point of Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak traverse on January 1st.