Snow Peak (900 m elev. gain)

Kona Snow Peak Mt. Smuts Mt. Smutwood Kananaskis
Kona on Snow Peak with Mt. Smuts behind

Kona on Snow Peak on the August long weekend, with Smutwood Peak, Mt. Shark, Mt. Smuts, The Fist and ridge of Mt. Birdwood behind.

Gusty Peak The Fortress Mt. Chester Chester Lake Snow Peak Kananasksis
The Fortress, with Gusty Peak at left and Mt. Chester at right, Chester Lake in shadow from Snow Peak

One of many interesting views from Snow Peak – Gusty Peak, The Fortress and Mt. Chester.

Mt. Sir Douglas Snow Peak Whistling Rock Ridge Burstall Pass Peak Kananaskis Mt. Robertson
Mt. Sir Douglas from Snow Peak

Mt. Sir Douglas, one of the approximately 50 11,000-foot peaks in the Canadian Rockies, with Zeke’s Peak and Whistling Rock ridge on the left and easy Burstall Pass Peak just right of the pass.

Mt. Sir Douglas Snow Peak Burstall Pass Peak Whistling Rock Ridge Mt. Birdwood Mt. Smuts Mt. Smutwood
View toward Snow Peak and Burstall Pass from Mt. Sir Douglas Aug 22 1986

View along Whistling Rock Ridge of Burstall Pass and Snow Peak, left of towering Mt. Birdwood taken from summit of Sir Douglas Aug 22, 1986. Shark, Smuts, Pig’s Tail, Commonwealth, The Fist, Burstall and Piggy Plus also visible.


Another canine friend on way up to the pass (sorry, can’t remember his name). Burstall Pass Peak behind.

Snow Peak in Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm with hail over Snow Peak

Glad to be off the peak with thunderstorm (Kona’s worst nightmare) and hail on the way.

The Fortress (1050 m elev. gain)

Kona Fortress Mtn.
Kona on The Fortress in Late July – Mt. Chester and Chester lake behind

Kona on The Fortress in late July. Chester Lake below with Mt. Chester at left. Some old snow in spots below provided welcome cooling off.

Kona The Fortress
Kona in approach valley to The Fortress above Chester Lake

View of The Fortress from valley above Chester Lake

Kona The Fortress
Kona on a snow patch just below The Fortress summit block

Upper slopes of The Fortress with summit block above.

Kona The Fortress Mt Chester
Kona on Mt. Chester with The Fortress behind

View of The Fortress from Mt. Chester July 2, 2017


Mt. Chester (1150 m gain)

Kona on Mt. Chester July 1st – The Fortress behind

Kona on Mt. Chester (elev. 3054 m) on Canada Day July 1st weekend. Gusty Peak and The Fortress immediately behind. Mt. Kidd at centre background.

Kona at top of snow gulley on Mt. Chester

Good snow in gully for step-kicking up and glissading down. Mt. Smuts, The Fist, Mt. Shark and Tent Ridge at left. Mt. Nestor and Old Goat Mtn. just right of centre, shoulder of Mt. Galatea at right.

Kona and Gunther at top of snow gulley on Mt. Chester

Gunther (4 yrs) at col on way up.

Mt. Assiniboine from Mt. Chester

Close-up of The Fist, Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark with ‘11,000ers’ Mt. Assiniboine and Mt. Lunette rising up behind.

Mt. Assiniboine oil 12×16 1993 KrisT

Artistic impression of Mt. Assiniboine from near ACC Hind hut.

Wasootch Peak (900 m elev. gain)

Kona on corniced Wasootch Peak summit ridge

Kona eager to get back over the summit ridge on a snowy late April day. The Wedge behind left. l. to r. – Mt. Lawson, Mt. Inflexible, Mt. James Walker, The Fortress, Gusty Peak, and Mt. Kidd.

Descending Mt. Collembola Feb 15, 1998

Wasootch Peak (left of scree ridge) from Mt. Collembola in winter Feb 15, 1998. Nakiska ski area at right.