East End of Rundle (875 m elev. gain)

Kona East End of Mt. Rundle EEOR Bow Valley
Kona on EEOR ridge

Kona on ridge of EEOR (East End of Rundle) on a hot late August day. Grotto Mtn. behind.

Kona EEOR East End of Mt. Rundle
Kona on EEOR, Lady Macdonald and Grotto behind

Kona and CORA group on EEOR, Mt. Lady Macdonald and Grotto Mtn. behind.

Ha Ling Peak East End of Rundle
Ha Ling, Lawrence Grassi and Three Sisters from EEOR with forest fire haze

HaLing Peak from EEOR, Miners Peak at same elevation as HaLing just behind and Mt. Lawrence Grassi behind it. Three Sisters on skyline with Big Sister (Faith) the highest. Old Goat Mtn. and Old Goat Glacier at extreme right.

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Rundle and HaLing from Miner’s Peak Aug 2015

View of EEOR from Miner’s Peak Aug 2015 with Ha Ling Peak and hikers in foreground and main summit of Mt. Rundle (Peak 3) at centre and Rundle Peak 7 at left.

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Mt. Rundle east ridge Peaks 4 to 8 from main summit Peak 3 Sept 1999

View of Mt. Rundle east ridge (Peaks 4 to 8) from main summit (Peak 3) Sept 19, 1999. Ha Ling, Lawrence Grassi, Three Sisters and Lougheed behind.

 

 

The Orphan (870 m elev. gain)

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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.

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.