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.

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.

 

 

 

 

Ha Ling Peak (740 m elev gain)

Kona Ha Ling Peak mountain hike scramble climb Canmore
Kona on Ha Ling Peak in Winter

Kona on Ha Ling Peak on a windy late-February day.

Kona Ha Ling Peak Mt. Rundle
Kona on Ha Ling – EEOR behind

East End of Rundle (EEOR) behind.

Kona Ha Ling Miner's Peak Lawrence Grassi
Kona on way up Ha Ling Peak in winter – Miner’s Peak and Mt. Lawrence Grassi behind

Kona on ridge of Ha Ling Peak – Miner’s Peak and Mt. Lawrence Grassi behind.

King Creek Ridge (830 m elev. gain)

Kona King Creek Ridge Grizzly Peak Packenham Junior Peak
Kona on King Creek Ridge in winter – Grizzly Peak behind

Kona on King Creek Ridge in early December with Grizzly Peak and Packenham Jr. Peak behind.

Kona King Creek Ridge Lawson South
Kona on King Creek Ridge looking towards Lawson South ridge

View across Kananaskis valley to the ridge of Lawson South (Little Lawson).

Kona King Creek Ridge Lawson South
Kona on Lawson South – King Creek Ridge behind

View of King Creek Ridge from Lawson South across the Kananaskis River Valley earlier in the year.

Packenham Junior (630 m elev. gain)

Kona Packenham Jr. Peak
Kona on Packenham Jr. Peak with herd of bighorn sheep behind

Kona ignoring the herd of sheep just below the summit on a warm Chinooking day in mid-November.

Kona Packenham Jr. Peak
Kona on Packenham Jr. Peak view south to King Creek Ridge

On the summit looking south toward King Creek Ridge.

Kona Packenham Jr. Grizzly Peak
Kona on Packenham Jr. Peak view north to Grizzly Peak and Grizzly Evan-Thomas col

Looking north to Grizzly Peak and Grizzly / Evan-Thomas col.

Kona Lawson South Grizzly
Kona on Lawson South – Opal South Peak, Grizzly Peak, Packenham (sic) Jr. Peak behind

View of Packenham (sic) Jr. at right from Lawson South across the Kananaskis River Valley later in November. Grizzly Peak and Opal South Peak to the left.