Burstall Pass
On 17 August 2002, I took Angie Gignac and her sister, Sarah, to Burstall Pass which sits on the border of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and Banff National Park.  Crossing the braided channels in the gravel flats north of the Robertson Glacier was sometimes tricky, and recent snowfall made the trail to the pass muddy and slippery.  Furthermore, Sarah had to borrow boots for this hike and started developing blisters.  Still, she was a trooper and managed to get up to the pass without complaint.  After lunch, Angie and I climbed up a slightly higher ridge to get a view of Leman Lake.  This was my second trip to Burstall Pass, but the easy access and magnificent scenery ensure that it won't be my last.
Sunny weather is a must for this trip.
Angie and Sarah climb up the trail with Mount Birdwood in the background.
Keep smiling Angie!
Angie works her way up a grassy ridge.  Mount Sir Douglas is the big peak to the right.
Looking eastward.
From L to R are Commonwealth Peak, Mount Galatea, Gusty Peak, The Fortress and Mount Chester.
Angie contemplates a skinny dip in the lake.
Leman Lake