Mount Sparrowhawk
Kananaskis, Alberta
September 28, 2002

Mount Sparrowhawk is straightforward ascent with great views. It uses the same approach as Read's Ridge but leaves the ridge before the treeline. After losing some elevation, the route grinds up the scree below the summit block. The final section climbs the backside of Sparrowhawk. We encountered bad weather on the summit block but I managed to take a panorama. On the descent we ventured north and came down a gully.

KML Track


Mount Sparrowhawk seen from Goat Mountain

Hiking up the trail towards Read's Ridge


The summit block (left) and Read's Ridge (right)


Past the scree slope, we had trouble climbing up the steep rock because of ice and snow


Back on a talus slope


The figures below are dwarfed by Read's Ridge


Looking back at Read's Ridge


Closing in on the summit block


Looking back at Spray Lakes and Read's Ridge


Final ascent is quite steep


On the summit


Coming down from the summit


Descending in bad weather


Wayne, Lori and Dinah take a break on the descent. The summit block is obscured.


Looking at the north end of Spray Lakes


Descending under dark skies


Crossing rock slabs on the descent


82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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