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Deltaform Mountain (Peak Eight, Saknowa)  Alberta/British Columbia   #1577
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3426 m -> 11240 feet
Prominence?: 822 m above Wenkchemna Pass
Line Parent?: Hungabee Mountain (4.4 km away, at bearing 322 degrees)
Greater Parent: Hungabee Mountain (4.0 km away)

Location:   51.30168,-116.24525     51:18:06, -116:14:43   11U 552616 5683644 (8 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (14 km S of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/DC04
First Ascent: 1903 A. Eggers, H.C. Parker, C. Kaufmann, H. Kaufmann (App 10-295; CAJ 4-143)
Deltaform from Larch Valley
This peak is #24 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #83 in Prominence List for Alberta . This peak is #39 on the Height List for British Columbia .Deltaform, peak eight in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and also known by its First Nations' name of Saknowa, is the only one of this group to exceed 11,000'. It is a spectacular mountain and offers a variety of mountaineering problems and challenges. It was first climbed in July of 1903 by A. Eggers and H.C. Parker, who were guided by the Kaufmann brothers; their route took the S ridge from Prospector's Valley, but it is unlikely that this approach is followed today with any frequency. The normal route is via the easy south glacier.

Name Notes: Named in 1897 by Walter D. Wilcox as the peak resembles the Greek letter "delta."

Trips within 1 km
44 2000.08.10 A Great Day on Mt. Deltaform After Bypassing Neptuak Orvel Miskiw
19 1985.01.01 Deltaform Mountain Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 Super Couloir on Deltaform Ian Hunt
11 Deltaform Tim Deutscher
9 Deltaform from Larch Valley Steve Sproule
8 The Moraine Lake Area from Panorama Ridge David Wasserman
6 Sunrise on Mount Tuzo and Deltaform Mountain Ed Cooper
4 Deltaform from the Northwest Rick Collier

Placename Photos
18 Mount Temple south slopes route - Yellow Bands Kevin Altheim
12 Consolation Valley Panorama David Wasserman
9 Sunrise in the Valley of the Ten Peaks Steve Sproule
6 Descending Temple's Upper Slopes Steve Sproule
5 Sentinel Pass, Pinnacle Mountain, Eiffel Peak and Wastach Pass From Haddo Tim Deutscher
3 Deltaform Mountain from Temple Kevin Altheim