Stanley Peak

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Stanley Peak is an attractive snow-covered peak in the Ball Range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is located in the northeastern section of Kootenay National Park south of Vermillion Pass. This mountain offers several outstanding alpine grade III routes.

Stanley Peak was named in 1901 by Edward Whymper after Frederick Stanley, the sixth governor-general of Canada, and better known as the Stanley in professional hockey's "Stanley Cup."

Elevation (feet): 10,351
Elevation (meters): 3,155
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 51.170249
Longitude: -116.054163
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1901
First successful climber(s): Edward Whymper
Nearest major airport: Calgary International
Convenient Center: Lake Louise

Thanks to Rob Davidson for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Stanley Peak.

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  • Log #19386 - by Larry Ruiz on Sep 27, 2006
    We climbed the north face of Stanley in August 1978. At that time, there weren't too many who had climbed the face, (if memory serves me). I remember John Roskelley's and Yvon Chouinard's names right...
  • Log #18023 - by Rob Davidson on Jan 17, 2003
    An excellent simul-solo climb with the crazy Romanian legend John Ionescu! The descent off the backside took twice as long as the ascent. The steaming bear dung on the trail was interesting too!