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Saint Nicholas Peak  Alberta/British Columbia   #4824
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Wapta Icefield

Height: 2945 m -> 9662 feet
Prominence?: 55 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Olive (2.0 km away, at bearing 158 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Olive (2.0 km away)

Location:   51.62763,-116.50237     51:37:39, -116:30:09   11U 534446 5719741 (6 km SW of Bow Lake). (26 km N of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.10   AreaCode: FL16/GF20
First Ascent: 1930 J.M. Thorington, P. Kaufmann
An impressive horn that appears above the Bow Hut on the Wapta Icefield. The minor but prominent peak on the continental divide, 2 km SSW of Bow Hut.

Name Notes: Named for a supposed resemblance of some of its rock to Santa Claus. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of climbers.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
49 2014.04.29 Mount Collie in a day on skis from Bow Lake Vern Dewit
17 2010.04.25 Mount Gordon Ski Trip from Bow Hut Andrea Petzold
26 2010.02.19 A Glacier Super G from Vulture Peak Vern Dewit
39 2009.08.15 Mount Rhondda: The Old Guy Finally Gets a Summit David Wasserman
47 2005.03.12 Wapta Icefield Traverse (Bow -Yoho Ski Traverse) Mike Warren
36 2003.02.18 Wapta Icefield Traverse - Turned back at Balfour High Col Neil Hutchinson
37 1986.03.12 Ah yes, Ayesha! Orvel Miskiw
28 1979.04.01 Sherbrooke Lake Route - Wapta Icefield Traverse Route Robin Tivy
34 1976.04.15 Isolated Col Route - Wapta Icefield Traverse Robin Tivy
16 null St. Nicholas - South Ridge - Regular Ski Route Route Graeme Pole
13 null Olive - North Ridge Ski Route Route Graeme Pole


Paper Maps
1:70000Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 Saint Nicholas Peak from the North David Wasserman
7 Saint Nicholas Peak and Bow Glacier Andrew Siefert
6 North Face of Saint Nicholas Peak Paul Baker
4 Skiing below Saint Nicholas Bill Kerr
4 Saint Nicholas Bill Kerr

Placename Photos
8 Crowfoot Mountain and the Wapta Icefields Eric Coulthard
6 Mount Olive and St Nicholas Peak David Wasserman
3 Mount Olive, Mount Gordon, and St. Nicholas Peak Andrew Siefert