Mount Perren (Ten Peaks)
3051m (10010ft.)

Located on the continental divide in the Valley of the Ten Peaks between the Moraine Lake Valley and Tokumm Creek. The Ten Peaks, on the border of Banff & Kootenay parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 51; 17; 40 Longitude 116; 12; 30, Topo map 82N/08

Panorama viewpoint: Moraine Lake Road. Can be seen from Highway 1

Named in 1968. Perren, Walter (Walter Perren was a mountain guide and park warden.) (see biog.) Official name. Other names Sapta; #5 of the Ten Peaks

First ascended in 1927 by H.F. Ulrichs

Photo: Mount Perren (left) and Mount Allen from Moraine Lake
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Other Information
Photo: (l-r) Mount Bowlen, Tonsa, and Mount Perren from Moraine Lake (courtesy Bennett Wong)

A distictive horizontal band of snow makes this one of the Ten Peaks easy to identify.

Walter Perren came to Canada from Switzerland in 1950 and became a climbing guide for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1955 he joined the National Park Warden Service where he developed search and rescue methods and supervised training until his death in 1967. Peak #5 in the Valley of the Ten Peaks was renamed in his honour.

There are two mountains referred to as Mount Perren. The officially named peak -enter Mount Perren (Ten Peaks), is in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. An unofficially named Mount Perren is near the Siffleur River.

Climbing Routes
Peak 5
This is the lowest of the Ten Peaks and is often fobbed off as a subsidiary summit of Mt. Allen. A summit worth bagging the day you do Tuzo and Allen. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 120
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