Daily Photo – The Chieftain

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The Chieftain

Despite reaching higher into the sky, Hungabee Mountain exists in the shadow of neighbouring Mts Lefroy and Victoria, perhaps because it is not as prominent from the roads. Still, it remains a formidable sight, its black, crumbling rock rising sheerly at the head of Paradise Valley and its aesthetic ridges meeting at a sharp point. Hungabee, which means “Chieftain” of “Savage Chief” in Stoney language, is one of those peaks that looks terrific and terrifying from any angle. This is a view from the north summit of Mount Victoria. I liked how the dark, brooding, unclimbed east face contrasted with the snowy, sun-drenched slopes of Mt Lefroy.
Hungabee Mountain, Yoho/Banff National Parks.

f/4.0, 1/6000, ISO 250, 280.0mm