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.
Below, view toward Rimwall showing upper part of scramble route, Big Sister and Middle Sister behind.
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.
Otto (5 yrs) and Fletcher (3 yrs) on Read’s Tower. Summit of Sparrowhawk in clouds behind.
Kona on Read’s Tower on June 18th, view towards Sparrowhawk in clouds. Visibility and icy conditions turned us back from Sparrowhawk at 70 m below summit (pic below), so this (and the breakfast burrito) is the ‘consolation prize’ for the day’s effort.
Below, returning from upper slopes to below Read’s Tower.
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.
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. 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.
Below Kona near summit ridge looking at glissader making a quick descent.
Below, Kona and glissader coming down the lower bowl.
Below, view of Mt. Kidd snow slopes from Opal South a few days earlier.
Buddy (3 yrs) on Mt. Sparrowhawk in Mid-July. Lougheed peaks 3 and 4 behind.