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Mount Jacobsen  British Columbia   #1987
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 3031 m -> 9944 feet
Prominence?: 976 m  
Line Parent?: Cerberus Mountain (13.2 km away, at bearing 180 degrees)
Greater Parent: Cerberus Mountain (13.2 km away)

Location:   52.05806,-126.18861     52:03:29, -126:11:19   9U 692735 5771226 (44 km SE of Hagensborg). NTS Mapsheet: 093.D.01   AreaCode: FM26/AB58
First Ascent: 1958 J Wilson, A Steck and F Burnett (see also West Jacobsen Peak)
Mount Jacobsen & Ape Lake
SE. of Mount Saugstad, Range 3, Coast Land District There has been confusion as to the date and party of the first ascent. The West Peak was climbed in 1953 by John L. Dudra, Waldemar "Fips" Broda, and Jack Atkinson. In some books this has been confused with an ascent of the east peak. It now appears that the higher East Peak was first climbed only in 1958 by J. Wilson; A. Steck; and F. Burnett.

In 1953, the Vancouver Province ran a series of four articles about the four ascents that the above mentioned mountaineers completed. The articles were written by Paddy Sherman and appeared from Fri. July 31 to Tues. August 4, 1953. In one of those articles, it describes their ascent of Mt. Jacobsen. The other source is a book titled "Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering" by Chic Scott. On page 228 the book also credits Dudra, Broda and Atkinson with the first ascent of Mt. Jacobsen in 1953.

Verification of the 1953 ascent of the West peak only has been obtained from Mr. Waldemar "Fips" Broda who is still living and resides in West Vancouver. There is also an Alpine Journal article in 1954 titled "North of Monarch" by John L. Dudra. Unfortunately John Dudra was later killed in a plane crash at the age of 32.

Sources: Cindy Dudra; Don Serl


Trip Reports within 1 km
30 2004.04.11 Ape Lake to Knot Lake Paul Berntsen

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
22 Mount Jacobsen From North and Ape Lake Don Funk
14 Mount Jacobsen & Ape Lake Paul Kubik
13 Mount Jacobsen Area Fred Touche
10 Mount Jacobsen - Summit Pyramid Northeast Face Don Funk
10 Mount Jacobsen From the North Fred Touche
7 Jacobsen Peaks and Ape Lake Brian Buick
4 Jacobsen East Peak, East Face (from Air) John Scurlock

Placename Photos
11 Fyles Glacier and Mount Jacobsen Don Funk
10 Monarch Icefield Paul Kubik
8 Twin Towers of Jacobsen from North Drew Brayshaw
7 Fyles Glacier Panorama Fred Touche
7 Mount Jacobsen - South Side Fred Touche