Tower of Babel (450m elev. gain)

Kona Moraine Lake Wenkchemna Pass Valley of the Ten Peaks Tower of Babel
Kona on Tower of Babel, Moraine Lake, Wenkchemna Peaks and Pass behind.

Kona glad to be out of the loose ascent gully by 9am in late July – Moraine Lake below, Peaks Six thru Ten behind with Wenkchemna Pass right of centre and Eiffel Peak on far right.

Kona Tower of Babel Consolation Valley Bident Mtn. Mt. Quadra Mt. Bell Panorama Ridge
Kona on Tower of Babel, view up Consolation Valley

The rock sofa pose with Bident Mtn. and one of the four Mt. Quadra peaks and glacier above Consolation Lakes. Panorama Ridge at left and Mt. Bell in centre distance.

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Kona critiquing the plein air painting on Tower of Babel

Mount Babel looming over the Tower of Babel. Bident Mtn. and part of Mt. Quadra at left. Mt. Bowlen at extreme right. Photo by Bernice.

Eiffel Peak Moraine Lake Tower of Babel Mt. Babel Mt. Fay Glacier Mt. Little Mt. Bowlen
Descending Eiffel Peak with Moraine Lake and Tower of Babel below left.

Kona on descent of Eiffel Peak – view l. to r. – Panorama Ridge, Tower of Babel, Moraine Lake, Mt. Babel, Mt. Fay and Fay Glacier, Mt. Little, Mt. Bowlen, Mt. Perren.

Moraine Lake from Tower of Babel oil painting
Moraine Lake from Tower of Babel oil painting

Studio-finished oil of view to Moraine Lake from Tower of Babel.

Eiffel Peak (1200 m gain)

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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).

Tower of Babel (450 m elev. gain)

Buddy on Tower of Babel
Buddy on Tower of Babel

Buddy (6 yrs) on couch on Tower of Babel. Consolation Valley behind with Panorama Ridge, Mount Bell, Bident Mountain and Mount Quadra visible.

Buddy cooling off on Tower of Babel

Buddy found a snow patch on top of Tower of Babel.

Valley of the Ten Peaks from Tower of Babel

View of Wenkchemna Pass and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Deltaform Mountain, Neptuak Mountain, Wenkchemna Peak and Eiffel Peak visible. Moraine Lake below.