|There is not a lot of room to park on the shoulder of Highway 93 near the trailhead.|
|Mike, Marta and Stephane prepare to head into the trees at far right. The west summit of Observation Sub Peak is visible right of centre.|
Zosia and Stephane enter a large valley separating Observation Sub Peak from Cirque Peak.
|The group stops for a break in the middle of the valley.|
The group follows ski tracks to the headwall at the back of the valley.
|The group climbs the headwall below impressive cliffs.|
|The climb up the headwall is moderately steep.|
The terrain flattens out a bit near the top of the headwall. Visible behind Marta and Stephane is the western outlier of Cirque Peak.
|Zosia follows David and Mike up the last rise before the top of the headwall.|
|The group approaches the south ridge of Observation Sub Peak's east summit.|
|David makes a kick turn just below a rock band cutting across the ridge.|
|This photo gives a better perspective of the angle of the icy slope on the south ridge.|
|The group crosses a plateau to climb up the final slope before the top. Observation Sub Peak's higher west summit is barely visible at far left.|
Gathered on the east summit (2939 metres) of Observation Sub Peak are (L to R) Stephane, Marta, Zosia, Mike and David.
|To the northwest beyond Observation Sub Peak's west summit (left) is Observation Peak itself.|
Dolomite Creek valley stretches away to the north.
|Cirque Peak (right) is clearly visible to the southeast, but other familiar peaks can be seen across the distant horizon including Mount Douglas, Mount St. Bride, Mount Hector, Mount Assiniboine and Mount Ball.|
|Stephane and Zosia watch as David carefully side-slips down the west side of the summit.|
|Marta watches Zosia side-slipping down the icy slope. Bow Lake is visible at far left while Mount Baker stands prominently above all the other peaks on the horizon.|
|Zosia goes into survival-skiing mode while following Marta down the icy slope. Unofficially-named Watermelon Peak is visible in the distance at right.|
Cirque Peak dominates the background as Zosia skis down the slope.
|Zosia employs Marta's ice axe while descending a steep section near the problematic rock band on the ridge.|
|Well below the troublesome rock band, David, Stephane, Zosia and Marta continue descending the ridge.|
|Bobac Mountain (left) provides a striking backdrop as David skis down an easy slope.|
|Zosia skis down the headwall.|
|Back in the trees, Zosia is still smiling despite all the skiing challenges she faced on this day.|
Distance: 12.3 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 6 hours 32 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 942 metres