We stayed a night at the Wates-Gibson Hut on Outpost Lake while hiking the Tonquin Valley. Given the torrential rain we had all night it was nice to be able to walk out in the morning without packing up our tents in the mud. The clouds parted a little at sunrise; just enough to let a few rays of sun through and give us some hope that it would not rain continuously for the remaining three days of the hike. This shot was taken of Blackhorn Peak (3000m or 9843ft ).
The last of the alpenglow on Mount Shuksan (2,783 m or 9,131 ft) about 40 minutes after sunset. The name Shuksan is derived from the Lummi word šéqsən, which is thought to mean "high peak". Traditionally however the mountain was most likely called shéqsan ("high foot") or ch’ésqen ("golden eagle") in the Nooksack language. The highest point on the massif is a three sided peak known as the Summit Pyramid. Looking across The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to the North Cascades National Park, Washington State, USA
A crisp winter coat covers Mt Edith Cavell at 3,368 m (11,050 ft). The mountain was renamed during WWI in 1916 after Edith Cavell, an English nurse who helped 200 Allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands. A pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium, she indiscriminately assisted wounded German and Allied soldiers and became known for her statement that "patriotism is not enough". After releasing the allied soldiers she was arrested by the Germans, found guilty of treason by a court martial, and sentenced to death. Despite significant international pressure for clemency, she was executed by firing squad. The mountain was known before 1916 as La Montagne de la Grande Traversée (the Mountain of the Great Crossing) due to its location above Athabasca Pass. The north face seen here was first climbed in 1961 by a party which included Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, along with Fred Beckey and Dan Doody. Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.