The Lieutenants are located at the head of the Lake of the Hanging Glacier, west of Commander Mountain, and northwest of Karnak Mountain in the main uplift of the Purcell Mountains. They are three summits on a long ridge that essentially goes SE from Glacier Dome to the Jumbo Neve and Commander Mountain, forming the southwest wall of the Lake of the Hanging Glacier. The Center Peak is the highest. The mountain is very steep on both sides, and it would be a great Alpine feat to ascend the couloir going from the lake to just near the summit of the east peak. This is one of the mountains that the legendary Conrad Kain and the MacCarthy's did not attempt in their heyday of climbing the rest of the major peaks in the uplift.
The legendary Fred Beckey ascended the huge east face in August, 1971 with J. Rupley.
|Range/Region:||Southwest Basins and Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1960|
|First successful climber(s):||D. Anger, A. Maki, M. West|
|Nearest major airport:||Cranbrook|
|Convenient Center:||Cranbrook, Golden|
Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.
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