|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1950|
|First successful climber(s):||Mr/Mrs Rex Gibson, D LaChapelle, E LaChapelle|
|Nearest major airport:||Edmonton or Calgary|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
Monkhead Mountain is located in Jasper National Park and is part of the Le Grand Brazeau, a sub-range of the Queen Elizabeth Range. It is situated at the southeastern end of beautiful Maligne Lake, east of the Coronet Creek Valley, southeast of Mount Paul, and north of Mount Warren. Ice on the mountain is connected to the extreme northwestern corner of the Brazeau Icefield. Monkhead has steep cliffs on its north and west flanks as it abruptly rises 1500 meters in less than two kilometers from the lake's shore. Monkhead's dramatic local relief above the lake and characteristic monk's head shape makes it easily viewable to the many tourists that make their way to the popular lake via the commercial boat tour to Spirit Island. Postcard and calendar images of Spirit Island and Maligne Lake often show Monkhead as a backdrop.
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.