Fairview Mtn. & Saddle Mtn. (1100m combined elev. gain)


Kona and friends on Fairview Mtn. in mid-July, Mt. Hector in distance.

Kona Saddle Mtn. Paradise Valley Lake Annette Mt. Temple Pinnacle Mtn. Eiffel Peak Wastach Peak Neptuak Mtn. Sheol Mtn.
Kona on Saddle Mtn., view of Mt. Temple, Lake Annette and Paradise Valley

On Saddle Mtn. with view up Paradise Valley – Mt. Temple, Lake Annette, Pinnacle Mtn., Eiffel Peak, Neptuak Mtn., Wastach Peak. “The Dolphin” climbing route visible directly below the summit of Temple, right of the North Ridge route.

plein air painting Saddle Mtn. Sheol Mtn. Haddow Peak Lake Louise
Sketching on Saddle Mtn.

Trying to plein air sketch under brisk conditions. Sheol Mtn. and Haddow Peak behind. Photo by Pam.

Little Temple Peak Fairview Mtn. Saddle Mtn. Mt. Whyte Mt. Niblock Sheol Mtn. Haddo Peak
Fairview Mtn. and Saddle Mtn. from Little Temple Peak

View across Paradise Valley from Little Temple Peak in 2011 of scree-sloped Fairview Mtn. and cliffs of Saddle Mtn. below and to the right. Sheol Mtn. and Haddow Peak at left. Mt. Whyte and Mt. Niblock at centre skyline.

Memorial plaque on Mt. Victoria Aug 1983

View of Fairview Mtn. right of Lake Louise from Mt. Victoria summit Aug 1983. The plaque memorializes four Mexican mountaineers who lost their lives descending Mt. Victoria in July 1954.

Mount Temple and Lake Annette from Saddle Peak oil painting
Mt. Temple from Saddle Peak oil painting

Studio-finished oil sketch of Mount Temple and Lake Annette from Saddle Mountain.


Mt. Temple (1690 m gain)

Kona on upper slopes of Mt. Temple July 2017

Kona still having fun after being pulled /  pushed up the crux chimney. (l. to r.) Mt. Neptuak (Valley of Ten Peaks peak 9), Eiffel Peak, Pinnacle Peak, Wenkchemna Peak (peak 10), and Mt. Hungabee with Horseshoe glacier below in Paradise Valley.

scramblers on upper slopes of mount temple
Scramblers nearing summit of Mt. Temple July 2017

Hordes of peak scramblers on summit ridge (counted 59 summiters this late July day);

Kona on Mt. Temple summit
Kona on Mt. Temple summit – Ten Peaks 4 to 9 behind

View of peaks 4 to 9 (Tonsa, Perren / Sapta, Allen / Shappee, Tuzo / Sagowa, Deltaform / Saknowa, and Neptuak) from summit. Goodsir peaks behind.

Kona on snowy summit of Mt. Temple
Kona on snowy summit of Mt. Temple

Kona and “dad” on slightly higher summit snow cap.

Kona on Mt. Temple - Consolation Valley behind
Kona on Mt. Temple – Consolation Valley behind

Summit view to Consolation Lakes. Surrounding the lakes are Panorama Ridge, Mt. Bell, Bident Mtn., Mt. Quadra, Mt Babel and Tower of Babel. Abov the glacier l. to r. – Mt. Fay (peak 1/ Heejee), Mt. Little (peak 2 / Nom), Mt. Bowlen (peak 3 / Yamnee), Peak 4 / Tonsa and Mt. Perren (peak 5 / Sapta).

Mt. Temple and Eiffel Peak from across Valley of The Ten Peaks
View of Mt. Temple from across Valley of The Ten Peaks 1993

View of Wastach Peak, Eiffel Peak, Pinnacle Peak, Sentinel Pass, and scramble route up Mt. Temple from Mt. Bowlen in 1993.

ACC group on Fay glacier
ACC trip to climb Mt. Babel 1984

ACC trip up Mt. Babel in 1984 threading way through Fay Glacier seracs

Crux chimney on Mount Temple
crux chimney on Mt. Temple

Crux chimney on Mt. Temple.

On Mt. Temple 1982 – Victoria Glacier behind

Kona’s “Dad” on Mt. Temple in 1982 (survived despite the jeans and cotton shirt) and, below, painting of summit view done later.

Mt. Temple oil painting KrisT 1993

Eiffel Peak (1200 m gain)

Kona on Eiffel Peak at end of July – Mt. Temple scramble route behind

Kona on Eiffel Peak summit on late July day with Mt. Temple upper part of normal scramble route behind.

Eiffel summit
Kona and friends on Eiffel peak summit

Mt. Temple summit from Eiffel Peak – Kona waiting on top.

Eiffel Tower and Peak
Eiffel Tower and Eiffel Peak summit – Mt. Aberdeen behind

View of Eiffel Tower and main summit of Eiffel Peak. Mt. Aberdeen, Haddow Peak, part of Sheol Mtn. and Saddle Peak visible above Paradise Valley below. Mt. Temple summit at right.

Kona on Eiffel ridge
Kona on ascent ridge of Eiffel Peak – Pinnacle Peak and Mt. Temple behind

Below, Kona near summit of Eiffel Peak enjoying the climb.

Kona on snow patch near summit of Eiffel Peak
Kona on snow patch just below Eiffel Peak summit

Finally found a good snow patch to cool off.

Kona on way down Eiffel Peak
Kona on descent ridge of Eiffel Peak – Moraine Lake below

On descent from Eiffel Peak with Tower of Babel, Mt. Babel, Mt. Fay (Peak 1 / Heejee) and Fay Glacier, Mt. Little (Peak 2 / Nom), Mt. Bowlen (Peak 3 / Yamnee) and Peak 4 / Tonsa visible above Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Mt. Fay oil painting
Mt. Fay from Larch Valley 12×16 oil 1993

Artistic impression of view to Mt. Fay from Larch Valley.

corniced Mt. Fay
Top of Mt. Fay North Face West Couloir ice climb 1988

Close-up of corniced Mt. Fay after north face ice climb in 1988.

Mt. Fay
Mt. Fay and Glacier – 12×16 oil 2005

Artistic impression of Mt. Fay and Fay glacier from top of the Perren rappel descent route.

Bella on Eiffel Peak
Bella on Eiffel Peak – Mt. Hungabee behind

Bella (5 years) on Eiffel Peak in late July with Wenkchemna Peak and Mt. Hungabee behind.

Mount Temple (1690 m elev. gain)

Layla and Thor on Temple
Layla and Thor on Mount Temple

Layla and Thor on Mount Temple. Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks below. Tower of Babel (small peak) to left of Moraine Lake, adjoining from left to right – Mount Babel, Fay Glacier and Mount Fay (Peak 1), Mt. Little (Peak 2), Mt. Bowlen (Peak 3), Unnamed (Peak 3-1/2), Tonsa Peak (Peak 4). Consolation Valley to left of Mt. Babel with Panorama Peak, Mt. Bell, Bident Mountain and Mount Quadra. Snow-capped Storm Mountain beyond Consolation Valley (upper left).