Midnight Peak (920 m elev. gain)

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Kona on Midnight Peak in late February

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.

Mt. Allan (1350 m elevation gain)

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Kona on Mount Allan in late October

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).

Mount Lougheed (1400 m elev. gain)

Buddy on Lougheed 2 2007
Buddy on Mount Lougheed

Buddy (7 yrs) on Mount Lougheed Peak 2 in 2007. Pigeon Mountain, Loder Peak, Door Jamb Mountain and Mount Yamnuska behind.

Mount Lougheed Peak 1 from Peak 2

View to Lougheed peak 1 with Bow River Valley, Grotto Mountain Mount Lady Macdonald and Wind Ridge behind.

Mount Lougheed Peak 1 from Peak 2, July 22, 1989

Similar view of peak 1 from peak 2 in July 1989. Quarrying scar on Grotto Mountain noticeably smaller.

Mount Lougheed Peak 2 and Peak 4 Wind Mountain
View of Mount Lougheed Peaks 2 and 4 Wind Mountain from Peak 1 July 22, 1989

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.

Yamnuska (Mount John Laurie) (900 m elevation gain)

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Kona on Yamnuska July 18, 2015

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.

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Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View from Goat Mountain of the “dog route” up and down the west end of Mount Yamnuska.

A. Derbyshire nearing top of Grillmair’s Chimney on Yamnuska Aug 10, 1982

View up Grillmair’s Chimney, a classic rock climb on the front face of Mount Yamnuska Aug 10, 1982.

Buddy in shortcut gully at west end of Mount Yamnuska Nov 2010

Taking a steepish shortcut around the west end with Buddy in November 2010.

Climber’s at the crux chains section on the the East-West traverse of Mount Yamnuska

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.