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West Jacobsen Peak  British Columbia   #5865
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2971 m -> 9747 feet
Prominence?: 441 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Jacobsen (1.0 km away, at bearing 83 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Jacobsen (1.0 km away)

Location:   52.05695,-126.20278     52:03:25, -126:12:10   9U 691768 5771065 (43 km SE of Hagensborg). NTS Mapsheet: 093.D.01   AreaCode: FM26/AC50
First Ascent: 1953 John Dudra, Waldemar "Fips" Broda, Jack Atkinson
West Jacobsen Peak From Fyles Glacier
SW. of Ape L., Range 3 Coast Land District [Notes from Don Serl]: There has been some confusion in some circles as to who first climbed "Mount Jacobsen". The CAJ'54 article mentions "Mt Jacobsen" multiple times, and I imagine Paddy Sherman repeated this language verbatim in the "Vancouver Sun", which probably was the root cause of the confusion. [Chic Scott in "Pushing the Limits" is a secondary reference, and made the same 'obvious' mistake.] BUT, I've seen Fips Broda's slide show of the trip, which was clear on the ascent of the West peak ONLY. Plus, the CAJ article, if read by a thinking mountaineer, clearly describes getting to the West peak late in the day, then scampering down southwards between the two summits. It even talks about an avalanche off the East peak chasing them down! To be certain, I phoned Fips to get the story first-hand. He's completely clear that they climbed ONLY the West peak. The FA of "Mount Jacobsen" (as in, the higher, East summit) is due to Wilson, Steck, and Burnett in 1958. The references are not clear on the group composition (there were 5 in the party in total), but Culbert (in the 1965 Coast climbers guide) has it as these 3, and he's seldom wrong. Dudra, Broda, and Atkinson are correctly attributed the FA of the West peak.

Trip Reports within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven
2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Jacobsen Glacier Labelled Mini-Panorama Jeff Volp
9 West Jacobsen Mountain from the SE Jeff Volp
9 West Jacobsen Peak From Fyles Glacier Fred Touche
8 Ascending the Southeast Couloir of West Jacobsen Mountain Jeff Volp
7 Mount Jacobsen - South Side Fred Touche

Placename Photos
13 Mount Jacobsen Area Fred Touche
10 Mount Jacobsen From the North Fred Touche
8 Twin Towers of Jacobsen from North Drew Brayshaw
7 Fyles Glacier Panorama Fred Touche