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Mount Proboscis  Northwest Territories   #5728
Ranges: MacKenzie Ranges / Selwyn Mountains / Logan Mountains / Cirque of the Unclimbables Group

Height: 2610 m -> 8563 feet
Prominence?: 220 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Polymer (1.8 km away, at bearing 333 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Polymer (1.8 km away)

Location:   62.09667,-127.71917     62:05:48, -127:43:09   9V 566871 6885610 (31 km NE of Tungsten). NTS Mapsheet: 095.L.04   AreaCode: GM27/AH91
First Ascent: 1960 Bill Buckingham party
The Southeast Face Of Mt. Proboscis
This peak is #15 on the Height List for Northwest Territories . This peak is #72 in Prominence List for Northwest Territories .This well-named hunk of granite has always reminded me of Yosemite's Half Dome. It remains one of the most difficult summits in North America to reach. Not many peaks in the world can claim a 24 pitch route with 7 pitches of 5.12 as their easiest free route! To reach all routes (except Northeast Face) you must cross a difficult snow/ice col ("What Notch") from Fairy Meadows (FA Southeast Face), or bushwhack up Brintnell Creek from Glacier Lake and up the proper drainage (12-13 hours going down), or fly in directly by helicopter (all recent ascents). For a photo of the Southeast Face with routes drawn in, see Rock and Ice #76, Dec 1996, p. 28.

Trips within 1 km
9 null Proboscis South Face - Route Map Route Jason Lanz
11 null Bustle Tower Climbing Routes Route George Bell
10 null Proboscis Climbing Routes Route George Bell


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 The Southeast Face Of Mt. Proboscis John Scurlock

Placename Photos
10 Mount Proboscis and Area George Bell
10 Cirque of the Unclimbables Overview George Bell
3 Proboscis SE Face Routes George Bell