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Wiwaxy Peaks  British Columbia   #1600
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 2706 m -> 8878 feet
Prominence?: 174 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Huber (1.7 km away, at bearing 79 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Victoria (2.0 km away)

Location:   51.36722,-116.33556     51:22:02, -116:20:08   11U 546255 5690872 (1 km N of Lake O'Hara). (11 km E of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/DD63
First Ascent: 1951 T. Church; D. Pullin; W.Roubenheimer; T. Whalley
Wiwaxy Peak
This is one of those unfortunate plural name peaks, and from the 1:50K map it is difficult to tell which is the higher. Even from the old imperial 1:50K which are more accurate, both peaks have 3 contour lines above 8500'. So for our purposes we take the summit to be where the label is, which is the northwest peak.

Can be climbed via a gulley directly up from Lake O'Hara. There is a short chimney just before the summit.

Name Notes: Named in 1894 by Samuel E.S. Allen in 1894 after the Stoney First Nations word for "windy", which is Wiwaxy.

Trip Reports within 1 km
21 2018.08.14 Grassi Ridge Philip Akins
46 2007.08.02 NE Ridge "Morrison Buttress" (aka Tarrant Buttress) Mount Odaray Route Tom Wolfe
27 2002.08.02 Lake O'Hara in the International Year of Mountains Mitch Sulkers
24 2000.07.14 Mount Schaffer and Mount T.V. Smith, Yoho National Park Mitch Sulkers
15 1999.09.09 Yukness - South Summit Route Mitch Sulkers

Comments

Paper Maps
1:20000Lake O'Hara - Map and Trail Guide 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
9 Wiwaxy Peak David Campbell
7 Wiwaxy Peak Reflections Klaus Haring

Placename Photos
13 Mount Huber from South Klaus Haring
6 Mount Victoria and Huber from Southwest Klaus Haring
4 Typical Pitch on the Grassi Ridge of Wiwaxy Peak Rick Collier