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Christian Peak (Lyell 5)  Alberta/British Columbia   #7233
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3406 m -> 11175 feet
Prominence?: 116 m  
Line Parent?: Walter Peak (1.0 km away, at bearing 343 degrees)
Greater Parent: Walter Peak (1.0 km away)

Location:   51.94403,-117.09820     51:56:39, -117:05:54   11U 493250 5754818 (71 km N of Golden). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.14   AreaCode: FL17/JA49
First Ascent: Friday July 09, 1926 A.J.Ostheimer, Thorington, Strumia, Ed Feuz. CAJ 16-144.
This peak is #27 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #48 on the Height List for British Columbia .The southernmost of the 5 peaks of Mount Lyell, and sometimes known as "L5". Lyell is in Banff park, on the continental divide, at the head of Arctomys Creek. A subpeak of Mount Lyell, Christian is on the Continental Divide, and is often considered a separate peak for the purpose of peakbaggers' lists, particularly the list of Canadian Rockies peaks over 11,000 feet.

Name Notes: Sydney Vallance named this peak after Christian Hasler jr. in 1972. Before that, it was just known as Lyell 5. Christian Hasler jr. was one of the group of swiss guides employed by the CPR at Glacier house (Rogers Pass), starting in 1912. He worked there until it was closed in 1926. Originally the Canadian Pacific railway went over Rogers Pass, and was subject to many avalanches. This lead to the development of the Connaught tunnel under the pass. It went into operation in December 1916. It was 8 km long. Although Glacier house was no longer right on the railway it still operated for another 10 years. In 1939, the CPR official photographer "Nicholas Morant and Hasler were up at Sherbrooke Lake and were attacked by a grizzly, and Hasler was seriously injured. Note that this is not the Hasler who accompanied James Outram on the first ascent of Assiniboine - that was Christian Hasler Sr. Note also that Christian peak was not named after Christian Kauffmann.

Trip Reports within 1 km
52 2015.06.28 Mount Farbus from the Lyell Hut Vern Dewit
77 1992.05.20 Lyell-Forbes Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
15 null Walter Peak on Lyell Massif - South Ridge Route Robin Tivy

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field David Wasserman

Paper Maps
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 The Lyell Massif from the West (Telephoto) Rick Collier
7 The Lyell Massif from the E Rick Collier

Placename Photos
10 Douai, Oppy, Farbus, the Lyells, and Forbes Rick Collier
9 The Lyells at Sunset Rick Collier
8 Mount Forbes from the Northwest (telephoto) Rick Collier
8 Hans and Christian Peaks (Kaufman Peaks) from the East Dieter Kepper
7 Epaulette Mountain, Kaufmann Peaks and Mount Sarbach from the East Eric Coulthard
7 View to the West: The Lyell Group Rick Collier
7 The Lyell Group from the Southeast (1995) Rick Collier
7 The Lyell Group from the Southeast Rick Collier
6 The Lyell Group from Mount Alexandra Rick Collier