Mount Adam Joachim (Peak 10100 (Gong Lake)) Alberta #6499
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Winston Churchill Range
Height: 3090 m -> 10138 feet
Prominence?: 170 m
Line Parent?: Mount Mitchell (1.6 km away, at bearing 95 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Mitchell (2.0 km away)
Location: 52.40461,-117.52779 52:24:17, -117:31:40 11U 464095 5806172 (18 km E of Fortress Lake). (65 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.05 AreaCode: FL27/EF02
First Ascent: 1938 Survey party
|Located 3.3 km east of Mount Confederation and 2 km south of the Morden Long massif. The normal route goes up the west slopes.|
Name Notes: Named in 1968 by J. Monroe Thorington after Adam Joachim who was a packer on many parties in the early 1900's.
One highlight of his many trips was being in charge of the horses for Alfred J. Ostheimer's 1927 exploration and climbing trip into the Columbia and Clemenceau Icefield area. Ostheimer wrote of Joachim in his book Every Other Day "In one corner of the cook tent was huddled the figure of a man whose heavy features, coarse black hair, and clayish brown face were rendered even duskier by shadows from a black, demi-sombrero. He was a man of medium height, heavy for his build, and well along in years. . .He was a French Cree, more Cree than French; for his facial characteristics, his mental weapons, his ease of carriage, and his expertness with horse and pack savoured so completely of the Indian. Indeed, he was the match for anyone, and the conqueror of all in Jasper, at loading for the trail and finishing off with pack-covering and diamond hitch. He spoke rarely, but digested and pondered all that he heard."
Trip Reports within 1 km
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8 Mount Adam Joachim from the Northeast Dieter Kepper
4 Mounts Mitchell, Adam Joachim and Morden Long from the Northeast Dieter Kepper