Mt. Yamnuska (900 m elevn. gain)

Kona Yamnuska Jan 2019
Kona on Mt. Yamnuska January 2019 – Wendell Mtn. behind

Kona on Yamnuska (Mt. John Laurie) in mid-January, +12C, no wind and hardly any snow on route. Nice!

Yamnuska from Goat
Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View of “dog route” up Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain, the normal scrambler’s descent route via the Goat / Yam col at the west end.

 

Mt. Yamnuska (900 m gain)

Yam Kona Karin Oct 2017
Kona and “Sister” on Yamnuska in early October

Kona and “Sister” on Yam in early October. View across CMC valley to Wendell Mountain with Association Peak and End Mountain in distance.

Kona Karin Yam Oct 2017 scree
Kona and “Sister” descending scree slope on upper backside of Yam.

Descending scree slope on back side of Mt. Yamnuska

Kona Yam Goat Oct 2017
Kona and “Sister” hiking up back side of Yam

Ascending Mt. Yamnuska back side with view of Goat Mountain behind.

Yamnuska from Goat
Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View of the “dog route” up Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain, basically the scramblers descent route to avoid the difficult crux.

Heart Mtn east ridge (gain about 875 m)

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Kona on east ridge of Heart Mtn. / Grant MacEwan Peak in mid-April. Door Jamb Mtn., Loder Peak, Goat Mtn. and Mt. Yamnuska in background. McConnell Ridge (Barrier Lake Fire Lookout) below foreground.

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Kona on east ridge of Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak in April

Returning over the ridge.

Yam from Heart
Mt. Yamnuska from Heart Mountain 12×16 oil KrisT 2005

Artistic impression of Mt. Yamnuska from Heart Mtn. circa 2005.

Morrowmount (Jura) Peak (1220 m elev. gain)

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Kona and Riley on Morrowmount / Jura Peak

Kona (2 yrs) and Riley (6 yrs) on Morrowmount (Jura Peak). 21.5 km return up Jura Creek. Yamnuska upper descent routes in scree at left. Goat Mtn., Loder peak at right, behind Old Fort peak on this ridge.