Kona on Mt. Sparrowhawk (1450 m gain)

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Early July on Sparrowhawk, view to Lougheed peaks.

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View north to Spray Reservoir with Three Sisters, Rimwall Summit and Wind Tower at right. Below, descending the back side of the summit block and at summit col with Mt. Bogart behind.

Below, close-up of Memorial Lakes and Ribbon Peak with Mt. Kidd behind; and view of Sparrowhawk and Lougheed 4 (Wind Mountain) from Ribbon Peak in 1997.

Below, close-up of Lougheed peaks showing normal scramble ascent and alternate descent routes; and Sparrowhawk in clouds from Lougheed.

Kona on The Wedge (1100 m elevn. gain)

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Above, near the summit of The Wedge at end of June. Fisher Peak (3054 m) with snow behind.

 

Below, view back along ridge. Kona skirted under the crux down-climb on easier ground to gain the ridge closer to the summit.

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Below, easier ground from low point of ridge to tree line.

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Below, close-ups of Mt. Kidd and Mt. Bogart, and an artistic impression of Fisher Peak from The Wedge.

 

 

 

Kona on Mt. Kidd (1460 m gain)

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Kona on Mt. Kidd in early June. View to south with The Wedge and Opal Range at left, Mt. James Walker on right skyline. Still good snow for most of ascent. Below view to west at Mt. Bogart, Mt. Sparrowhawk and Mt. Lougheed.

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Below Kona near summit ridge looking at glissader making a quick descent.

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Below, Kona and glissader coming down the lower bowl.

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Below, view of Mt. Kidd snow slopes from Opal South a few days earlier.

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