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Tusk Peak  British Columbia   #118
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Clemenceau-Chaba Icefields

Height: 3362 m -> 11030 feet
Prominence?: 1122 m above Tusk Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Clemenceau (4.6 km away, at bearing 343 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Clemenceau (5.0 km away)

Location:   52.20797,-117.93804     52:12:29, -117:56:17   11U 435902 5784585 (20 km SW of Fortress Lake). (48 km NE of Mica Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.04   AreaCode: FL27/CJ03
First Ascent: Sunday July 31, 1927 J. DeLaittre; W. MacLaurin; A. Ostheimer
Tusk Peak From The Northeast
This peak is #63 on the Height List for British Columbia .5 km south of Clemenceau, surrounded by glaciers of the Clemenceau Icefield. A towering three sided rock summit. Historically, this peak was not known to be 11,000 feet, but most recent TRIM data shows that it is. See the above height measurement records from different sources.

Name Notes: Adopted in 1961.

1. From Tusk-Irvine Col From Athabasca River, cross Fortress Lake, and follow the Wood River ("a nasty side-hill tree bash, punctuated by avalanche slopes hanging above the river's torrent") to Clemenceau Creek, and so on up to the glacier. Climb to the Tusk/Irvine col. This was the hardest part and then to summit. [Trip170-Tusk from Athabasca River] (Rick Collier)

Trips within 1 km
45 1996.05.15 Tusk Peak - Overland from Athabasca River Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 Tusk Peak from Tusk Glacier Lee Lau
10 Thin Snowbridges on Tusk-Irvine Glacier with the East Face of Shipton in the Background Lee Lau
9 Tracks on Tusk-Irvine Glacier Lee Lau
7 Tusk Peak From The Northeast John Scurlock
7 Northeast Ridge of Tusk Peak Rick Collier
6 Tusk from Clemenceau at about 2800m Rick Collier
5 Northwest Ridge of Tusk Peak Rick Collier
4 Tusk, Reconaissance Ridge, Clemenceau Rick Collier
4 East Face of Tusk Peak Lee Lau
4 West Face of Tusk Peak Up Close and Personal Lee Lau

Placename Photos
18 Clemenceau Icefield Panorama Lee Lau
13 Reconaissance Ridge from Tusk-Irvine Glacier Lee Lau
9 Clemenceau Area from North Klaus Haring
7 Duplicate Glacier and Tusk Peak from Mount Clemenceau's Southwest Face Lee Lau
7 The "Airstrip" of Tusk Glacier with Mount Clemenceau Lee Lau