East End of Rundle (875 m elev. gain)

Kona East End of Mt. Rundle EEOR Bow Valley
Kona on EEOR ridge

Kona on ridge of EEOR (East End of Rundle) on a hot late August day. Grotto Mtn. behind.

Kona EEOR East End of Mt. Rundle
Kona on EEOR, Lady Macdonald and Grotto behind

Kona and CORA group on EEOR, Mt. Lady Macdonald and Grotto Mtn. behind.

Ha Ling Peak East End of Rundle
Ha Ling, Lawrence Grassi and Three Sisters from EEOR with forest fire haze

HaLing Peak from EEOR, Miners Peak at same elevation as HaLing just behind and Mt. Lawrence Grassi behind it. Three Sisters on skyline with Big Sister (Faith) the highest. Old Goat Mtn. and Old Goat Glacier at extreme right.

EEOR Rundle Ha Ling
Rundle and HaLing from Miner’s Peak Aug 2015

View of EEOR from Miner’s Peak Aug 2015 with Ha Ling Peak and hikers in foreground and main summit of Mt. Rundle (Peak 3) at centre and Rundle Peak 7 at left.

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

View of Mt. Rundle east ridge (Peaks 4 to 8) from main summit (Peak 3) Sept 19, 1999. Ha Ling, Lawrence Grassi, Three Sisters and Lougheed behind.

 

 

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.

Whaleback Mtn. (1120m elev. gain)

Kona Whaleback Mtn. Isolated Peak Mt. McArthur Little Yoho Valley Yoho National Park
Kona on Whaleback Mtn. looking down to Little Yoho Valley with Isolated Peak behind and Mt. McArthur at left

Kona on an east-to-west traverse of Whaleback Mtn. in mid-August with Isolated Peak behind and Mt. McArthur at left.

Kona Whaleback Mtn. Mt. Daly Mt. Niles Yoho National Park
Kona on Whaleback Mtn. View to SE of Mt. Daly and Mt. Niles.

View back east along ascent route with long ridge of Mt.Daly and Mt. Niles.

The Vice President The President The Secretary-Treasurer Little Yoho Valley Yoho National Park Whaleback Mtn.
View to south of The Vice President and The President

View to south of The President at right and The Vice President at left with The Secretary-Treasurer at middle above Little Yoho Valley.

Mont des Poilus Arete Peak Glacier des Poilus Whaleback Mtn. Yoho National Park Isolation Peak Lawren Harris Group of Seven
Mont des Poilus with Arete Peak just to the left and Glacier des Poilus at right

Mont des Poilus and glacier to the NNW, mistakenly called Isolation Peak in iconic Lawren Harris (Group of Seven) paintings.

Kona Whaleback Mtn. Plein Air Painting Yoho National Park Little Yoho Valley
Kona on Whaleback Mountain ready to go after 2-1/2 hours

Kona with that “Are we going yet?” look after 2-1/2 hours on the summit and no more McDonalds breakfasts.

Whaleback Mtn. Isolated Peak The President Mtn. Yoho Peak Little Yoho Valley Glacier des Poilus
View of long ridge of Whaleback Mtn. with Isolated Peak at extreme right above Little Yoho Valley from The President July 26, 1987.

View of the long scree ridge of Whaleback from The President July 26, 1987. Yoho Peak and Glacier des Poilus behind with Mt. Collie, Mt. Rhonda, Mt. Gordon and other Wapta Icefield peaks on skyline.

Isolated Peak Whaleback Mtn. Mt. McArthur Mt. Balfour Trolltinder Mtn. Mt. Daly Mt. Hector Yoho National Park
Isolated Peak and long ridge of Whaleback Mtn. from Mt. McArthur August 2005.

View of Whaleback and Isolated Peak from Mt. McArthur – Mt. Balfour, Trolltinder Peak, Trolltinder Glacier, Mt. Hector and Mt. Daly behind.

Mt. Niles The Vice-President Mtn The President Mtn. Iceline Trail Mt. McArthur Isolated Peak Whaleback Mtn. Arete Peak Mont des Poilus
Little Yoho Valley from Mt. Niles

View from Mt. Niles Aug 2005 of Yoho valley with Iceline Trail / The President / The Vice President / Emerald Glacier at left and Whaleback in front of Isolated Peak just right of centre. Mt. McArthur at centre, Arete Peak and Mont des Poilus at extreme right.

Kona and friends on Whaleback in early September

Kona with hiking group on Whaleback Mtn. in early September.

Buddy cooling off at glacier under Isolated Peak

Buddy at toe of glacier under Isolated Peak after hiking the Whaleback in August 2005 on way to scramble up Isolated Peak.

Popes Prospect (800 m elev. gain)

Kona Mt. Lefroy Popes Prospect Abbott Pass ACC Hut Mt. Victoria The Death-Trap Glacier Banff National Park
Kona on Popes Prospect. Mt. Lefroy, Abbott Pass and ACC Hut, Mt. Victoria. “The Death-Trap” glacier below.

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”.

Kona Popes Prospect The Mitre Mt. Aberdeen Mt. Lefroy Deltaform Mtn. Banff National Park Lake Louise
Kona on Popes Prospect with The Mitre between Mt. Aberdeen and Mt. Lefroy

View towards The Mitre between Mt. Aberdeen and Mt. Lefroy (Deltaform Mtn. in far distance).

Kona Popes Prospect Lake Louise Fairview Mtn. Haddo Peak Mt. Aberdeen Aberdeen Glacier Banff National Park
Kona on Popes Prospect view to Lake Louise with Fairview Mtn. above the lake and Aberdeen Glacier upper right

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.

Popes Prospect Mt. Lefroy Abbott Pass ACC Hut Mt. Victoria The Mitre Lake Louise Banff National Park
ACC climbers on way to Mt. Collier passing Popes Prospect Sept 23, 1993

ACC climbers passing by Popes Prospect on way to Mt. Collier via North Victoria / Collier col Sept 25, 1993.

Mt. Victoria Popes Prospect Lake Louise Plain of The Six Glaciers Banff National Park Fairview Mtn.
Descending towards Popes Prospect from Victoria North / Collier col Aug 20 1986

Popes Prospect is the talus slope just left of the climber from descent of Mt. Victoria N. Aug 20, 1986.

Abbott Pass ACC Hut The Death-Trap Mt. Lefroy Mt. Victoria
View back to Abbott Pass and ACC Hut from ACC group ascent of Mt. Lefroy June 25 1983

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.

The Mitre Popes Prospect Plain of the Six Glaciers Lake Louise Popes Peak Mt. Collier Mt. Whyte
View towards Plain of The Six Glaciers and Popes Prospect from The Mitre Aug 20, 1993.

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.

Popes Prospect Lake Louise
Popes Prospect above Plain of The Six Glaciers and teahouse from Mt. Whyte Aug 2014

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:

Sickle Mt Vic Aug20 1983
“The Sickle” on Mt. Victoria with Mt. Lefroy and Abbott Pass behind Aug 20 1983

 

Snow Peak (900 m elev. gain)

Kona Snow Peak Mt. Smuts Mt. Smutwood Kananaskis
Kona on Snow Peak with Mt. Smuts behind

Kona on Snow Peak on the August long weekend, with Smutwood Peak, Mt. Shark, Mt. Smuts, The Fist and ridge of Mt. Birdwood behind.

Gusty Peak The Fortress Mt. Chester Chester Lake Snow Peak Kananasksis
The Fortress, with Gusty Peak at left and Mt. Chester at right, Chester Lake in shadow from Snow Peak

One of many interesting views from Snow Peak – Gusty Peak, The Fortress and Mt. Chester.

Mt. Sir Douglas Snow Peak Whistling Rock Ridge Burstall Pass Peak Kananaskis Mt. Robertson
Mt. Sir Douglas from Snow Peak

Mt. Sir Douglas, one of the approximately 50 11,000-foot peaks in the Canadian Rockies, with Zeke’s Peak and Whistling Rock ridge on the left and easy Burstall Pass Peak just right of the pass.

Mt. Sir Douglas Snow Peak Burstall Pass Peak Whistling Rock Ridge Mt. Birdwood Mt. Smuts Mt. Smutwood
View toward Snow Peak and Burstall Pass from Mt. Sir Douglas Aug 22 1986

View along Whistling Rock Ridge of Burstall Pass and Snow Peak, left of towering Mt. Birdwood taken from summit of Sir Douglas Aug 22, 1986. Shark, Smuts, Pig’s Tail, Commonwealth, The Fist, Burstall and Piggy Plus also visible.

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Another canine friend on way up to the pass (sorry, can’t remember his name). Burstall Pass Peak behind.

Snow Peak in Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm with hail over Snow Peak

Glad to be off the peak with thunderstorm (Kona’s worst nightmare) and hail on the way.