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Eyebrow Peak (Aurora)  British Columbia   #2587
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Stockdale Group

Height: 3362 m -> 11030 feet
Prominence?: 901 m above Starbird Pass
Line Parent?: Commander Mountain (11.4 km away, at bearing 130 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Farnham (14.0 km away)

Location:   50.48241,-116.68140     50:28:57, -116:40:53   11U 522604 5592318 (44 km W of Wilmer). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.07   AreaCode: FL06/EG88
First Ascent: 1914 D. Brown, E. W. Harnden, L. Nettleton, and E. Parson.
South Face of Eyebrow Peak
This peak is #64 on the Height List for British Columbia .Eyebrow Peak is located west of Horsethief Creek, east of Birthday Peak, and directly north of the Starbird Glacier in the Stockdale Group. Labelled on 1:50K. Marked with red cross on BC Basemap. It is a prominent mountain which is bordered on the south by the Starbird Glacier, and on the north by the Stockdale Glacier, both quite large for this region.

The Southern Purcells Grand Ski Traverse approaches from the north up an unnamed drainage to gain the Stockdale Glacier, then passes between Eyebrow and Birthday Peaks. It then drops onto the Starbird Glacier and continues on to Glacier Dome. The usual access for Eyebrow Peak is via Starbird Pass (best approached from the west). The best ascent route is probably on snow as the rock in the area is extremely loose and unpleasant.

Name Notes: Wheeler originally named Farnham Peak as "Eyebrow". However the name was moved to this peak when Peter Robinson proved that Wheeler must have been looking at Farnham.

Wheeler had called it Aurora. When Wheeler was in the area weather was poor when he named Eyebrow because of distinctive eyebrow features. However, Professor Peter Robinson suspected this so with better knowledge of the area and by taking the same sightings as Wheeler virtually proved that Wheeler saw Farnham when he explaind the eyebrow features. Eyebrow was then moved to this peak.

3 major routes were climbed from the July 1928 ACC summer camp called "Thunder Camp".

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
39 2018.04.18 Toby to Forester 6 days on skis Justin Vance
35 2015.07.31 Climbing Eyebrow Peak Klaus Haring
51 2004.07.15 Twice Burnt on Mount Monica Sandra McGuinness

2004.03.06 Prominence Proof Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
22 The Drying of the Purcells: Eyebrow, Birthday and the Starbird Glacier Sandra McGuinness
16 South Face of Eyebrow Peak Doug Brown
9 Northface of Eyebrow Peak Klaus Haring
7 Eyebrow Peak from SE Klaus Haring
7 Eyebrow Peak Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
12 EH67 from Echo Peak Dean Richards
9 Howser Towers and the Bugaboos from Eyebrow Peak Sandra McGuinness
7 Camp Peak from East Klaus Haring
4 Starbird Glacier Kevin Altheim