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Cirque Peak  Alberta   #1720
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Murchison Group

Height: 2993 m -> 9820 feet
Prominence?: 341 m  
Line Parent?: Observation Peak (5.8 km away, at bearing 325 degrees)
Greater Parent: Observation Peak (6.0 km away)

Location:   51.69969,-116.41792     51:41:59, -116:25:04   11U 540227 5727798 (4 km NE of Bow Lake). (34 km N of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.09   AreaCode: FL16/GE91
First Ascent: 1899 C.L. Noyes, H.P. Nichols, C.S. Thompson, G.M. Weeks. (App 9-91; AAJ 6-450)
Located west of the head of Dolomite Creek, just west of Dolomite Pass. Cirque Peak is an easy scramble from the Dolomite Pass trail, with spectacular views as far as Mount Assiniboine. There is a sizeable glacier on the north side.

Name Notes: Named in 1909 presumably because a large cirque lies below its northern cliffs.

Trip Reports within 1 km
32 2012.04.15 Observation Subpeak "Cooloir" and Cirque Peak Couloir Craig Hartmetz
43 2010.08.12 Cirque Peak - Rockies most efficient mountain experience Myk Kurth


Paper Maps
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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
11 Helen Lake and Cirque Peak David Wasserman
5 Cirque Peak, Bow Lake, and Num-Ti-Jah Lodge David Wasserman
5 Bow Lake from the West, with Cirque Peak David Wasserman

Placename Photos
16 Mount Patterson and Peyto Lake from Cirque Peak David Wasserman
10 The Dolomite Creek Valley, Isabella Lake and Conical Peak David Wasserman
10 Bow Lake and the Wapta Icefield, with Mount Rhondda David Wasserman
9 Dolomite Peak from the Summit of Cirque Peak Eric Coulthard
7 The Wapta Icefield from Cirque Peak David Wasserman