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Mont des Poilus  British Columbia   #1669
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Wapta Icefield

Height: 3166 m -> 10387 feet
Prominence?: 466 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Baker (7.9 km away, at bearing 4 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Baker (8.0 km away)

Location:   51.59472,-116.60667     51:35:41, -116:36:24   11U 527246 5716037 (13 km SW of Bow Lake). (23 km N of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.10   AreaCode: FL16/FG90
First Ascent: 1901 James Outram, Edward Whymper, C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger
Mount des Poilus in Summer
The western outlier of the Wapta Icefield. 3 km SSW of Mt. Collie, 6 km NNW of Mt. McArthur, 0.8 km N of Arete Peak.

Name Notes: Originally named Hidden Peak by Jean Habel in 1896. Renamed Mt. Habel in 1900 by J.N. Collie. Changed to its present name during WWI. The name honours the common soldiers of the French army in that war, and translates literally as "the hairy ones." Les poilus is equivalent to "Tommies" when refering to the common British soldiers in the First World War.

Trip Reports within 1 km
47 2005.03.12 Wapta Icefield Traverse (Bow -Yoho Ski Traverse) Mike Warren
36 2003.07.10 Des Poilus and Traverse to Arete Peak Rick Collier
14 null des Poilus - West Face Route Graeme Pole
18 null Arete Peak - Southwest Slopes Route Graeme Pole

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:70000Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing 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
8 Nearing the Summit of Des Poilus Rick Collier
7 Mont des Poilus from Yoho Peak Vern Dewit
7 Mount des Poilus in Summer Klaus Haring
7 Des Poilus Summit Panorama Mike Warren
6 Des Poilus from the South Rick Collier
4 Mt.des Poilus Rob Clark (Delta)

Placename Photos
3 Looking South from Near the Summit of Des Poilus Rick Collier