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Mount Nirvana  Northwest Territories   #255
Ranges: MacKenzie Ranges / Selwyn Mountains / Logan Mountains

Height: 2773 m -> 9098 feet
Prominence?: 1663 m above Moose Ponds Pass
Line Parent?: Keele Peak (219.3 km away, at bearing 323 degrees)
Greater Parent: Keele Peak (219.0 km away)

Location:   61.87505,-127.68066     61:52:30, -127:40:50   9V 569383 6860965 (25 km NW of Hole In the Wall Lake). (30 km E of Tungsten). NTS Mapsheet: 095.E.13   AreaCode: GM17/IG78
First Ascent: 1965 W. J. Buckingham, L. J. Surdam
This peak is #1 on the Height List for Northwest Territories . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Northwest Territories .Located southwest of the South Nahanni River, in the Ragged Range. This range is a subrange of the Logan Mountains. The first climbing expedition into the area was led by John Milton in 1960. John Milton and Ed Arnold landed at Hole-in-the-Wall Lake, where they were doing ecological research. They decided to head west through the various passes. John Milton climbed Mount Savage, and from there he saw Nirvana, which he referred to as Mount Nahanni.

In the same year, Bill Buckingham saw the peak from 30 km north in Cirque of the Unclimbables. In 1965 he and Lew Surdam landed at Hole-in-the-Wall Lake and approached the mountain from the south, but decided it was too steep, so they went around to the west and then north of the mountain. Their camp was in a cirque surrounded by high peaks now known as the Nirvana sanctuary. From here they climbed the peak via the northwest ridge.

Name Notes: Mount Nirvana is not yet the official name on government maps, although it is referred to as "Mount Nirvana" in alpine literature. William Buckingham, a mountain climber, coined it Nirvana in 1965.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
53 1995.01.01 Hole in the Wall Approach to Nirvana Robin Tivy
51 1992 Rabbitkettle River Approach to Mount Nirvana Robin Tivy

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