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Sunwapta Peak  Alberta   #439
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 3315 m -> 10876 feet
Prominence?: 1014 m  
Line Parent?: Poboktan Mountain (11.0 km away, at bearing 22 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Brazeau (23.0 km away)

Location:   52.34920,-117.27506     52:20:57, -117:16:30   11U 481264 5799914 (80 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.06   AreaCode: FL27/DC47
First Ascent: 1906 Jimmy Simpson
Southeast Face of Sunwapta Peak
This peak is #53 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #36 in Prominence List for Alberta .Located in Jasper NP, between Beauty Creek and Jonas Creek Located north of Beauty Creek. The summit is a hike from the Icefields Parkway via the southwest slopes of the mountain.

Name Notes: The mountain was named after the Sunwapta River, which itself was named by A. P. Coleman in 1892. Sunwapta means "turbulent river" in the Stoney Indian language.

Trip Reports within 1 km
37 2001.06.16 Sunwapta Peak - North Glacier Route Markus Kellerhals
19 null Sunwapta - Various Routes Route Rick Collier

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field David Wasserman

Paper Maps
1:75000Columbia Icefield Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 Tangle Ridge, Wilcox Peak, and Sunwapta Peak David Wasserman
7 Sunwapta Peak from Tangle Ridge Benoit Landry
6 Southeast Face of Sunwapta Peak Eric Coulthard
4 Sunwapta Peak Serguei Okountsev
4 Sunwapta Drainages D Carnochan
4 Sunwapta from Highway Parking Lot D Carnochan
3 Sunwapta Peak from North Drainage D Carnochan

Placename Photos
12 Wurzburg Peak with Sunwapta Peak Bret Hutchinson
12 Winston Churchill Range Panorama from Sunwapta Peak Eric Coulthard
10 Sunrise over the Sunwapta Valley David Wasserman
9 Struan Peak from summit of Sunwapta Peak Eric Coulthard
4 Wilcox Peak - Southeast Aspect Kevin Altheim