Kona on Midnight Peak ascended from Baldy Pass in late February. Mount Baldy and McConnell Ridge directly behind. Further back are Door Jamb Mountain, Loder Peak, Goat Mountain and Mt. Yamnuska at right. Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak traverse at left just below Mt. Fable.
Kona (2 yrs) on Mount Allan Centennial Ridge route in late October. Mount Collembola and connecting ridge behind. Pigeon Mountain at left, Mount Yamnuska in distance (just past Kona’s nose).
Buddy (7 yrs) on Mount Lougheed Peak 2 in 2007. Pigeon Mountain, Loder Peak, Door Jamb Mountain and Mount Yamnuska behind.
View to Lougheed peak 1 with Bow River Valley, Grotto Mountain Mount Lady Macdonald and Wind Ridge behind.
Similar view of peak 1 from peak 2 in July 1989. Quarrying scar on Grotto Mountain noticeably smaller.
View of Mount Lougheed Peaks 2 and 4 (Wind Mountain) from Peak 1 on traverse of the four peaks July 22, 1989. Mount Allan at left.
Kona (1-1/2 yrs) on Yamnuska, ascending and descending via the left / west ridge which is the normal descent route for the scramble traverse. The east end approach has a difficult chains / chimney crux section that isn’t safe for dogs.
View from Goat Mountain of the “dog route” up and down the west end of Mount Yamnuska.
View up Grillmair’s Chimney, a classic rock climb on the front face of Mount Yamnuska Aug 10, 1982.
Taking a steepish shortcut around the west end with Buddy in November 2010.
The chains traverse section on the east ridge ascent route is difficult even without a dog, and risky with a dog. We go up and down the west ridge route instead for less drama.
Buddy (5 yr) on Goat Mountain ridge past Loder Peak via Door Jamb Mountain. Shoulder of Goat Mountain right background, Mount Yamnuska behind.