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Popes Peak (Boundary Peak)  Alberta/British Columbia   #1594
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3161 m -> 10371 feet
Prominence?: 81 m  
Line Parent?: Collier Peak (1.6 km away, at bearing 201 degrees)
Greater Parent: Collier Peak (2.0 km away)

Location:   51.40350,-116.29446     51:24:13, -116:17:40   11U 549076 5694934 (6 km NE of Lake O'Hara). (8 km W of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/EC09
First Ascent: 1903 George Collier and his brother Joseph, C. Kaufmann
Popes Peak North Face
From the Lake Louise side Popes Peak sits above a hanging glacier to the west of Mount Whyte and has a rather ordinary appearance. However, its north face sits in a hanging valley framed above Ross Lake and provides an exceptional view. The east aspect of the face has a glacier hanging from the top of it with objective serac hazard. The north face has a Grade III Alpine route on it which goes up the obvious gully that splits the north face. For more information on the route and access consult Dougherty's Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies. (See Guidebooks.)

Name Notes: Named in 1887 after John Henry Pope who was Minister of Railways and Canals from 1885 until 1889.

Trip Reports within 1 km
28 2012.04.21 Popes Peak North Face Julian Ehlers
39 2011.05.21 The Lake Louise Ski Traverse Mark Klassen


Paper Maps
1:35000Best of Lake Louise Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies (Explorer's Map and Guide) Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
7 North Face Pope's Peak Mike Warren
4 Popes Peak North Face Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
7 The Death Trap below Abbot Pass Rod Plasman
7 Mount Whyte and Mount Niblock Kevin Altheim
5 Mount Victoria from Fairview Kevin Altheim
3 Narao Peak - view East Kevin Altheim