The Orphan (870 m elev. gain)

Kona The orphan
Kona on The Orphan – Middle Sister and Little Sister behind

Kona on “The Orphan” with Middle Sister upper scramble slopes and Little Sister (not a scramble) behind, in late July with some fresh snow on higher peaks.

Kona The Orphan Kananaskis
Kona on The Orphan – Mt. Nestor and Old Goat Mtn. (Unnamed 3150m) behind

Views to Mts. Nestor and Old Goat Mtn. across Spray Reservoir.

Kona The Orphan Rimwall Summit
Kona on The Orphan – Mt. Lougheed and Mt. Sparrowhawk behind Rimwall Summit

Rimwall Summit from Boulder Pass.

Kona Middle Sister The Orphan
Kona and friend descending Middle Sister June 12 2017 with The Orphan alternate approach above the scree slope behind.

View of “The Orphan” above scree slopes just left of centre from Middle Sister Jun 12, 2017. A common approach route to Middle Sister nowadays is via The Orphan from the Spray Lake side instead of up the boulder-filled creek on the Canmore side.


Tent Ridge (823 m gain)

Kona, Ben and Buddy on Tent Ridge

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

Roxie, Ben or Buddy and Kona on Tent Ridge

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. Lougheed peaks 1 & 2 and Mt. Sparrowhawk behind.

Kona on Tent Ridge – The Fist and Mt. Smuts behind

Kona on first peak of Tent Ridge. The Fist directly behind with snowy Mt. Smuts behind and ridge to Mt. Birdwood at left.

Descending Old Goat Mountain July 27, 1996

View of Tent Ridge at extreme right in notch between Mt. Nestor and snow slope on Old Goat Mountain July 27, 1996. Mt. Sir Douglas, Mt. Birdwood and Mt. Smuts behind Tent Ridge. Spray Lake Reservoir at left.