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Mount Joffre  Alberta/British Columbia   #12
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3433 m -> 11263 feet
Prominence?: 1505 m above Spray Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Assiniboine (49.1 km away, at bearing 321 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Assiniboine (49.0 km away)

Location:   50.52830,-115.20718     50:31:42, -115:12:26   11U 627068 5598907 (11 km S of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (52 km NE of Fairmont Hot Springs). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.11   AreaCode: FL05/FC20
First Ascent: 1919 J. Hickson; E. Feuz Jr
Mount Joffre from North
This peak is #23 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #9 in Prominence List for Alberta . This peak is #36 on the Height List for British Columbia . This peak is #98 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Located on the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia.

On BC-Alberta boundary, at W end Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District.
 This spectacular peak is normally climbed via Aster Lakes and the Mangin Glacier. The top offers spectacular views down into Sylvan Pass and the Elk Lakes Provincial Park.

Name Notes: Adopted in 1918, after General Joseph Jacques Joffre, Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies in World War I.

1. North Face from Mangin Glacier Glacier Travel, steep climb up chimney. From a bivouac camp on the morraines above Aster Lake, walk south to the foot of the Mangin Glacier. In early morning the creeks will all be dry, but by late afternoon on a sunny day, at least one will be filled with water. Rope up and continue south on the glacier. From the distance, the mountain looks impossible, but the notch on the left is easier than it looks. The steepest part is about 1 ropelength long, and is basically a scramble up a steep chimney. Steep but not terribly exposed. Once above the notch, continue up summit snowfield to summit. Equipment: Crampons, Rope, Glacier Gear

Trips within 1 km
53 2002.08.25 Kananaskis Country Traverse - On Foot Dave Williams
27 1999.08.02 Mount Joffre NE Ridge via Aster Lake (August) Route Robin Tivy
53 1998.08.22 Mount Joffre and Northover Ridge Traverse Robin Tivy
32 1996.07.05 Mount Joffre -- Cunningham/More Route Route Tom Wolfe
16 1980.01.01 Mount Joffre Winter Ascent Routes Route Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
19 Mount Joffre from North Reid Holmes
13 Mount Joffre from Northover Ridge David Wasserman
9 Mount Joffre from the Southwest Robin Tivy
7 Joffre from Mangin Rick Collier
7 Mount Joffre from the West Rick Collier
7 Mount Joffre from Mount Northover Rick Collier
7 Mount Joffre Frank Nelson
4 Mount Joffre North Face Kyle Martens
4 Mount Joffre Panorama Kyle Martens
4 Mount Joffre from the South Mark Retzer
4 Mount Joffre from Mount Worthington Frank Nelson
3 Mt Joffre, Climbing the North face Kyle Martens

Placename Photos
11 The Petain Cirque (II) Rick Collier
10 Mounts Ney, Castelnau, Nivelle, Petain, and Joffre Rick Collier
9 Mounts McCuaig, Nivelle, and Castelnau Mike Whittaker
6 Looking North from Mount Swiderski Rick Collier
5 Royal Group from the Summit of Mount Joffre Steve Sheriff
3 Old Upper Elk Lakes Campground Mike Whittaker
3 Mount Joffre on Approach Frank Nelson
3 Mount Joffre from the North Steve Sheriff