Mons Peak lies on the continental divide, at the western edge of the Mons Icefield, south of the Lyell Icefield. To the west is a vertical drop into Icefall Brook and Valenciennes River. To the east is the Mons Icefield, leading to Mount Forbes.
A straightforward climb on skis from the Mons Icefield, via the glacier on the north slopes. Spectacular views down into Icefall Brook and Valenciennes River. The Valenciennes River once represented the heart of the wilderness to Alberta mountaineers, but sadly, it is now logged, and the areas not logable were burned by careless slash burning fires.
Mons Peak was named for the village of Mons, Belgium which was retaken from the Germans by Canadian forces just prior to the end of World War I, in 1918. In August 1914, near the beginning of the war, allied troops had suffered a losing battle at this same spot. Mons is one of numerous World War I names in the area. Interestingly enough, this peak was first climbed more than 10 years before the battle, and almost 20 years before it was named.
References: CAJ:27-180, App10-209.