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Jumbo Mountain  British Columbia   #2614
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Commander Group

Height: 3437 m -> 11276 feet
Prominence?: 752 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Farnham (11.0 km away, at bearing 30 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Farnham (11.0 km away)

Location:   50.40306,-116.56528     50:24:11, -116:33:55   11U 530894 5583536 (38 km W of Wilmer). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.07   AreaCode: FL06/EF06
First Ascent: Wednesday August 04, 1915 H.O Frind, A.H. & E.L. MacCarthy, M & W.E. Stone, B. Shultz, Conrad Kain
Jumbo from Jumbo
This peak is #35 on the Height List for British Columbia .Located south of Commander Mountain, north of Jumbo Pass, and east of the headwaters of Jumbo Creek. Jumbo Mountain was thought to be the highest peak in the Purcell Range until it was found that Farnham was higher. Another notable feat was the first winter ascent in March, 1919 by Conrad Kain (solo) on snowshoes from Farnham Creek in 4.5 hrs.

Name Notes: Named by Edward Warren Harnden after the Jumbo Mining Claim on Toby Creek. The Jumbo mine was originally staked on October 25, 1880 and Daniel Corbin was the owner. They called the mine Jumbo after the elephant that appeared in Phineas Barnum's circus shows in 1882.

1. North/Northeast slopes (1915 Aug) H.O. Frind, A.H. & E.L. MacCarthy, B. Shultz, M & W.E. Stone, Conrad Kain. Moderately broken glacier followed by easy/moderate snow.. From the standard bivouac location below the Commander Glacier, hike up the prominent ridge bounding the east side of the Commander Glacier until you can easily walk out onto the Commander Glacier. Weave your way through crevasses across the Commander Glacier heading west to broad glacial pass south of Commander Mountain. Follow moderate snow slopes up the north side of Jumbo to the summit. Equipment: Glacier gear AvgTime: A full day for most parties from the standard bivouac location below the Commander Glacier.
2. West Ridge (1974 Aug) F. Coffey, R. Pastor, A. Larson. From the Jumbo-Karnak col ascend the W ridge to summit.

Trips within 1 km
48 2009.04.05 Jumbo Mountain on Skis Jeff Volp
62 2005.08.18 Tagging Some 11,000ers: A Trip to the Commander Group Doug Brown


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

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
21 Jumbo and Karnak Doug Brown
7 Jumbo from Jumbo Kevin Altheim
6 Jumbo and Karnak (on a Cloudy Day) Rick Collier

Placename Photos
13 360 Degrees of Freedom: A Purcell Panorama Doug Brown
11 The Commander Group Sandra McGuinness
8 Mount Maye from NW Klaus Haring
6 Karnak and Jumbo Mountain - Closeup Kevin Altheim
5 Lake of the Hanging Glacier Kevin Altheim
4 The Lieutenants-Karnak Mountain-Jumbo Mountain Kevin Altheim
3 Lake of the Hanging Glaciers - Ice Front Kevin Altheim
3 Karnak and Jumbo Mountain Kevin Altheim