Wind Ridge (820 m elev. gain)

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Rimwall Summit poking through the clouds on the way up, nearing the ridge top in late July.

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Wind Tower and the four Lougheed peaks (peak 4 later renamed Wind Mountain, although the Lougheed viewpoint information at the trail head refers to the Lougheed Massive’s five summits, so includes number 4). A peak west of Banff was originally named Mt. Lougheed before the name was transferred to these supposedly more prestigious-looking peaks in the 1940’s. For some reason the original Mt. Lougheed remains without an official name. Mt. Allan at extreme left.

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View towards Rimwall Summit and to the right “The Orphan.” Big Sister out of frame to the right.

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“Timmy”, one of five other dogs we met ascending the trail on our way down.

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View of Wind Ridge, Bow Valley and Grotto Mtn. from steep and loose slopes of Lougheed Peak4 (Wind Mountain) on a long day traverse of the four peaks July 22, 1989.

The Orphan (870 m elev. gain)

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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. Below, views to Mts. Nestor and Old Goat across Spray Reservoir, and Rimwall looks to be easy slopes from Boulder Pass on this side.

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Wind Tower (1,000 m elev. gain)

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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.

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Below, view toward Rimwall showing upper part of scramble route, Big Sister and Middle Sister behind.

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Kona on Rimwall (980 m gain)

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Late June on Rimwall Summit with Colembolla, Allan, Lougheed and Sparrowhawk behind. Kona scampered up and down the two minor cliffbands near the top after a little coaxing. Below, enjoying the Knorr chicken broth flavored water, one way to get her to drink more.

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Below, starting down from summit, Spray Lake Reservoir below.

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Below, view to Three Sisters, with ‘The Orphan’, barely discernible in front of Middle Sister.

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Below, artistic impression of Lougheed from Windtower/ Rimwall direction.

Lougheed from Windtower