Kona eating her kibbles at a cool spot on the scree covered glacier with 30C+ temperatures in the valley below. Interesting view of Mount Fay in the gap across three valleys (Plain of Six Glaciers, Paradise, and Ten Peaks. Mount Temple looming over shoulder of Aberdeen, and Pinnacle Peak just behind shoulder of The Mitre behind shoulder of Lefroy.
View of Abbott Pass from high moraine with Lefroy on left and Victoria on right.
Close-up of Alpine Club of Canada Abbott Hut, for a long time the highest permanently habitable structure in Canada, before the Neil Colgan hut above Moraine Lake was built.
Late summer snow patch to cool off on way to toe of glacier. “The Sickle” ice formation on way to Mount Victoria South summit visible on ridge behind.
Koji on glacier viewpoint trail from Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse. “The Deathtrap” approach to Abbott Pass behind.
Kona on upper ridge of Popes Prospect with Mt. Lefroy, Abbott Pass and ACC Hut at col, and Mt. Victoria at right in early August. Popes Prospect was the viewpoint for Lawren Harris’ (Canadian Group of Seven) iconic Mt. Lefroy paintings per Lisa Christensen’s book “A Hiker’s Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris”.
View towards The Mitre between Mt. Aberdeen and Mt. Lefroy (Deltaform Mtn. in far distance).
View back to Lake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise with Fairview Mtn. right of the lake and portion of Aberdeen glacier below Haddow Peak upper right.
ACC climbers passing by Popes Prospect on way to Mt. Collier via North Victoria / Collier col Sept 25, 1993.
Popes Prospect is the talus slope just left of the climber from descent of Mt. Victoria N. Aug 20, 1986.
ACC Abbott Pass Hut at left from an early season ACC group Mt. Lefroy climb June 25, 1983. Mt. Victoria S. slopes and “The Death-Trap” behind.
View towards Popes Prospect, talus slopes above the green patch at upper left, below the leftmost peak, Mt. Collier from The Mitre Aug 20, 1993. Popes Peak right of Mt. Collier and Mt. Whyte just right of centre.
Another view of Popes Prospect (top of talus slopes just in front of closest glacier on Mt. Victoria) from Mt. Whyte Aug 10, 2014. “The Sickle” snow / ice formation on the Victoria ridge is located at the large notch in the heavily glaciated section of the ridge just above Abbott Pass. Close-up below:
“Studio-finished oil sketch of Abbott Pass from Popes Prospect.