Gusty Peak
an attempt at another 3000m Kananaskis peak.

This time derailed due to snow. yes, in August.


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The day looked a little iffy, but we had a bit of sun with the clouds, and it was reasonably nice until we reached Chester Lake.

Meadows before Chester Lake.

First view of Chester Lake.

South end of Gusty Peak above Chester Lake.

Larch trees above the lake.

Axel starts up the slope above the lake.

View across the valley back to Burstall Pass.

Pano shot of the upper cirque.

Exshaw shale on the Gusty/Fortress col.

Exshaw shale on the Fortress/Chester col.

Axel looks up at the route ahead.

Tarn below the Fortress in the snow.

Ahhhh! I'm going to be slimed!

Photos taken by Axel and Rachel

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