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.

 

 

 

 

Mt. Temple (1690 m gain)

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Kona on upper slopes of Mt. Temple July 2017

Kona still having fun after being pulled /  pushed up the crux chimney. (l. to r.) Mt. Neptuak (Valley of Ten Peaks peak 9), Eiffel Peak, Pinnacle Peak, Wenkchemna Peak (peak 10), and Mt. Hungabee with Horseshoe glacier below in Paradise Valley.

scramblers on upper slopes of mount temple
Scramblers nearing summit of Mt. Temple July 2017

Hordes of peak scramblers on summit ridge (counted 59 summiters this late July day);

Kona on Mt. Temple summit
Kona on Mt. Temple summit – Ten Peaks 4 to 9 behind

View of peaks 4 to 9 (Tonsa, Perren / Sapta, Allen / Shappee, Tuzo / Sagowa, Deltaform / Saknowa, and Neptuak) from summit. Goodsir peaks behind.

Kona on snowy summit of Mt. Temple
Kona on snowy summit of Mt. Temple

Kona and “dad” on slightly higher summit snow cap.

Kona on Mt. Temple - Consolation Valley behind
Kona on Mt. Temple – Consolation Valley behind

Summit view to Consolation Lakes. Surrounding the lakes are Panorama Ridge, Mt. Bell, Bident Mtn., Mt. Quadra, Mt Babel and Tower of Babel. Abov the glacier l. to r. – Mt. Fay (peak 1/ Heejee), Mt. Little (peak 2 / Nom), Mt. Bowlen (peak 3 / Yamnee), Peak 4 / Tonsa and Mt. Perren (peak 5 / Sapta).

Mt. Temple and Eiffel Peak from across Valley of The Ten Peaks
View of Mt. Temple from across Valley of The Ten Peaks 1993

View of Wastach Peak, Eiffel Peak, Pinnacle Peak, Sentinel Pass, and scramble route up Mt. Temple from Mt. Bowlen in 1993.

ACC group on Fay glacier
ACC trip to climb Mt. Babel 1984

ACC trip up Mt. Babel in 1984 threading way through Fay Glacier seracs

Crux chimney on Mount Temple
crux chimney on Mt. Temple

Crux chimney on Mt. Temple.

On Mt. Temple 1982 – Victoria Glacier behind

Kona’s “Dad” on Mt. Temple in 1982 (survived despite the jeans and cotton shirt) and, below, painting of summit view done later.

Mt. Temple oil painting KrisT 1993