Kona on Mt. Sparrowhawk (1450 m gain)


Early July on Sparrowhawk, view to Lougheed peaks.


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)


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


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


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


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


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.


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

Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi (1020m gain)


Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi in late May. Ship’s Prow¬†Mtn. in front of Three Sisters. Lougheed peaks behind. All scrambles except Little Sister (a loose hard to protect rock climb.) Old Goat Mountain at right (a very long and complicated scramble).

View to Mt. Rundle below. Highest point is a very long scramble from Canmore end. Ha Ling is out of view below.



Kona on Ship’s Prow Peak (1050 m gain)


Kona on Ship’s Prow Peak after late May ascent from Smith-Dorrien road. Three Sisters peaks (l. to r. Little, Middle and Big) in background with Lougheeds Peaks 1 and 2 poking up behind.


View to Mt. Lawrence Grassi with Mt. Rundle’s highest point in the distance and Bow Valley below.

Roxie, Ben, Buddy & Kona on Tent Ridge (823 m gain)


Kona, Ben and Buddy on Tent Ridge Horseshoe hike. View to west, l. to r., Mt. Engadine, The Tower and Galatea, with part of Gusty and Chester. Rummel Lake behind Kona’s head.


Roxie, Ben (or Buddy) and Kona on Tent Ridge view to north, snow-capped Mt. Nestor and “Old Goat” Mtn past Spray Lake Reservoir. Mt. Buller to right of Spray Lake and snow-capped Mt. Lougheeds 1 & 2 and Sparrowhawk behind.


Kona on first peak of Tent Ridge, The Fist (enjoyable scramble) directly behind and snowy Mt. Smuts (difficult scramble done by the photographer in 1988) behind.