Wind Ridge (820 m elev. gain)

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Rimwall Summit poking through the clouds on the way up, nearing the ridge top in late July.

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Wind Tower and the four Lougheed peaks (peak 4 later renamed Wind Mountain, although the Lougheed viewpoint information at the trail head refers to the Lougheed Massive’s five summits, so includes number 4). A peak west of Banff was originally named Mt. Lougheed before the name was transferred to these supposedly more prestigious-looking peaks in the 1940’s. For some reason the original Mt. Lougheed remains without an official name. Mt. Allan at extreme left.

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View towards Rimwall Summit and to the right “The Orphan.” Big Sister out of frame to the right.

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“Timmy”, one of five other dogs we met ascending the trail on our way down.

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View of Wind Ridge, Bow Valley and Grotto Mtn. from steep and loose slopes of Lougheed Peak4 (Wind Mountain) on a long day traverse of the four peaks July 22, 1989.

Wind Tower (1,000 m elev. gain)

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Kona on Wind Tower on a hot mid-June day. Lougheed (Peak 1) and Sparrowhawk behind. Kona’s “dad” climbed this Lougheed Peak via the pictured NW ridge in 1982 after taking a rock-climbing course with Lac Des Arcs. Part of Lougheed Peak 2 is jutting out behind Peak 1, an easy but long scramble. Below, view of Spray Lakes and Mt. Nestor on way up.

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Below, view toward Rimwall showing upper part of scramble route, Big Sister and Middle Sister behind.

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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 Middle Sister (Charity) (1400 m gain)

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Above, Kona on Middle Sister in early June. Little Sister (Hope), Wind Ridge and Pigeon Mountain behind.

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Above, view towards Wind Tower, Rimwall, Loughheeds 1 and 2, Sparrowhawk, and beer cooling in snow.

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Above, view to adjoining ridge with Ship’s Prow, Lawrence Grassi.

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Above, quick descent down snow slopes. French and Robertson glaciers left of 3406 m Mt. Sir Douglas, Birdwood, Nestor and Old Goat.

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Above, Kona enjoying the snow.

Middle Sister Jun 11 88-2 Mort Morrow register

Above, Mort Morrow’s summit register tribute (ash urn?) and less developed Canmore in 1988.

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Above, close-up of Wind Tower, Lougheed 1 and Sparrowhawk.