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Ptarmigan Peak  Alberta   #1783
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Slate Range

Height: 3059 m -> 10036 feet
Prominence?: 209 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Richardson (2.3 km away, at bearing 280 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Richardson (2.0 km away)

Location:   51.49222,-116.09042     51:29:32, -116:05:26   11U 563146 5704956 (21 km E of Sherbrooke Lake). (10 km NE of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/EA99
First Ascent: 1909 J.W.A. Hickson, E. Feuz Jr.
Ptarmigan Peak from the South
The high point on a long east-west ridge lying east of Mount Richardson. Could also be treated as a subpeak of Richardson, but is left as a separate "main" mountain for historical reasons. Named by the first ascent party for the white-tailed ptarmigan, abundant on the slopes of the peak then and now.

Trip Reports within 1 km
63 2005.09.05 A Delicious Feast of Summits! (9 Skoki Peaks in 72 Hours) Vern Dewit
34 2003.08.09 First Ascent of the SW Tower on the Wall of Jericho Rick Collier
39 2000.07.27 Trekking and Climbing in the Remote Roaring Creek Valley Rick Collier
30 1994.04.13 Bonnet Glacier Ski Traverse Sandra McGuinness
67 1989.03.24 Ski Patrol: Drummond Glacier, Bonnet Peak, Pulsatilla Pass Robin Tivy
15 null Ptarmigan - Pika Glacier - Traverse Route Graeme Pole
14 null Ptarmigan - Southwest Slopes Route Graeme Pole
16 null Pika - Northwest Arete Route Graeme Pole


Paper Maps
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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Ptarmigan Peak and Ptarmigan Lake David Wasserman
5 Ptarmigan Peak from the South Rick Collier
3 Richardson, Pika, & Ptarmigan Rick Collier

Placename Photos
10 Redoubt Lake David Wasserman
10 The Skoki Lakes from the Deception Pass Trail David Wasserman
8 Pika Peak and Hidden Lake from the Southwest Mitch Sulkers
7 Baker Lake at Dawn David Wasserman
7 Mt. Hector from the Summit of Mt. Andromache, 1887 Graeme Pole