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.

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

Kona on Middle Sister (Charity) (1400 m gain)

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Above, Kona on Middle Sister in early June. Little Sister (Hope), Wind Ridge and Pigeon Mountain behind.

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Above, view towards Wind Tower, Rimwall, Loughheeds 1 and 2, Sparrowhawk, and beer cooling in snow.

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Above, view to adjoining ridge with Ship’s Prow, Lawrence Grassi.

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Above, quick descent down snow slopes. French and Robertson glaciers left of 3406 m Mt. Sir Douglas, Birdwood, Nestor and Old Goat.

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Above, Kona enjoying the snow.

Middle Sister Jun 11 88-2 Mort Morrow register

Above, Mort Morrow’s summit register tribute (ash urn?) and less developed Canmore in 1988.

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Above, close-up of Wind Tower, Lougheed 1 and Sparrowhawk.