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Bastion Peak  Alberta/British Columbia   #511
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 2994 m -> 9823 feet
Prominence?: 447 m  
Line Parent?: Turret Mountain (1.6 km away, at bearing 282 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Geikie (3.0 km away)

Location:   52.70898,-118.34455     52:42:32, -118:20:40   11U 409163 5840746 (19 km S of Geikie Railroad Station). (26 km SW of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.09   AreaCode: FL28/HD04
First Ascent: 1925 J.W.A. Hickson, Howard Palmer, H. Kohler (AJ 38-63; App 16-246)
Bastion Peak
Bastion is one of the castle-themed named peaks of the Ramparts, rising above the Amethyst Lakes in the Tonquin Valley. It lies between Turret and Drawbridge. Bastion's summit marks the point at which the continental divide and its derivative Alberta/B. C. and Jasper NP/Mount Robson PP boundaries turn northward across Moat and Tonquin Passes after running northwest along the ridge of the Ramparts.

Name Notes: Named in 1916 by E. Deville who was the Director of the Geological Survey of Canada because it has a sharp, projecting peak which has a similar appearance to a bastion in a fort or castle.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km


Paper Maps
1:100000Jasper and Maligne Lake Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies (Explorer's Map and Guide) Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 Bastion Peak from the Southeast Dieter Kepper
7 Bastion Peak and the Western Ramparts Ed Cooper
5 Bastion Peak from the Northeast Dieter Kepper
4 Bastion Peak Dieter Kepper

Placename Photos
12 Mount Fraser from the North Eric Coulthard
8 Mount Geikie and Other Peaks in the Western Ramparts Ed Cooper
6 Ramparts, including Dungeon Peak, reflections Martin Godwyn
4 Tonquin Valley panorama, including Dungeon Peak and the Ramparts Martin Godwyn