Kona on Read’s Tower (920 m gain)

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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.

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Below, returning from upper slopes to below Read’s Tower.

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Kona on Middle Sister (Charity) (1400 m gain)

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Above, Kona on Middle Sister in early June. Little Sister (Hope) (climbed by Kona’s ‘dad’ in 1990), 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 (climbed in 1986), Birdwood (climbed in 1988), Nestor (climbed in 1988) and Old Goat (climbed in 1996).

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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 (first climbed by Kona’s ‘dad’ in 1982, and later in 1989 on Lougheed peaks 1 to 4 traverse) and Sparrowhawk.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Kona on Wasootch Peak (900 m elevation gain)

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Kona on Wasootch Peak

 

Kona (1-1/2 years) keeping her eye on the cheeseburger on Wasootch summit. Mt. Bogart, Mt. Sparrowhawk, Mt. Lougheed 1 to 4 (Wind Mountain), Mt. Allan, Mt. Collembola and Nakiska ski area behind.