Wind Ridge (820 m elev. gain)

Kona Wind Ridge Rimwall Summit Mt. Lougheed Kananaskis
Kona on Upper Slopes of Wind Ridge above the Cloud Bank

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

Kona Wind Ridge Mt. Lougheed Wind Tower West Wind Creek
Kona on Wind Ridge with Lougheed Peaks and Wind Tower behind

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.

Wind Ridge Rimwall Summit The Orphan
View SW along Wind Ridge towards Rimwall Summit and The Orphan

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.

Wind Ridge Mt. Lougheed Wind Mountain Kananaskis Canmore Bow Valley
View of Wind Ridge from below Lougheed Peak 4 (Wind Mtn.) on Lougheed Peak 1-to-4 Traverse July 22, 1989

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.

Wind Ridge Rimwall Summit Grotto Mtn. Bow Valley Canmore
Wind Ridge from Rimwall Summit with Grotto Mtn. behind.

Wind Ridge from ridge of Rimwall Summit June 25, 2017. Grotto Mtn. behind across Bow Valley.

 

Mt. Lawrence Grassi (1020m gain)

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Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi May 31st – Three Sisters behind

Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi in late May. Ship’s Prow Mtn. in front of Three Sisters. Lougheed peaks visible between Big and Middle Sister. All scrambles except Little Sister (a rock climb). Old Goat Mountain on right skyline.

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Kona on Mt. Lawrence Grassi – Mt. Rundle behind

View to EEOR (East End of Rundle) and main highest peak of Mt. Rundle from Mt. Lawrence Grassi. Ha Ling Peak is out of view below.

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Mt. Rundle east ridge Peaks 4 to 8 from main summit Peak 3 Sept 1999

View of Mt. Lawrence Grassi (in front of Three Sisters and Mt. Lougheed peaks) from Mt. Rundle main summit in Sept. 1999.

John M. on Little Sister July 22 1990 – view to Mt. Rundle and Canmore

View of Ship’s Prow, Mt. Lawrence Grassi and Mt. Rundle from Little Sister July 22, 1990. Canmore and Bow Valley below.