Howse Peak

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Located west of the Icefields Parkway and south of Mount Chephren it is an impressive tower of rock with very steep east and north faces, and in fact in its time the NE Buttress route was considered the hardest route in the Rockies. It was climbed in 1967 by Don Vockeroth, Lloyd MacKay, and Ken Baker with a Grade of V 5.8 A0

There are several other routes on the mountain including the north face which has the hanging glacier, and was ascended by W. Robinson and Barry Blanchard in 1988. The difficult route carries a grade of VI 5.9 A3.

It was named after Howse Pass which was named by David Thompson after the Hudson's Bay Company trader Joseph Howse, who crossed Howse Pass in 1809. The goal of Thompson's expedition was to connect to the native groups in BC in the Columbia Valley.

Elevation (feet): 10,810
Elevation (meters): 3,295
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta/British Columbia
Latitude: 51.8133
Longitude: -116.682
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Year first climbed: 1902
First successful climber(s): 1902 H. Kaufmann, H Woolley, J.N Collie, G.M. Weed, H.E.M. Stutfield
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Jasper

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

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