Chimney Peak
3000m (9843ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of Boom Lake Valley between Boom Lake and Tokumm Creek. on the border of Banff & Kootenay parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 51; 15; 50 Longitude 116; 09; 15, Topo map 82N/08
Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by T.G. Longstaff; E.O. Wheeler in 1910. A chimney is a wide crack which is used during a climb. Official name.

First ascended in 1910 by T.G. Longstaff, E.O. WheelerJournal reference App 7-129; CAJ 3-75.

Photo: Chimney Peak beyond the Boom Lake Valley from the east on the Bow Valley Parkway at Moose Meadows, 4.9 km east of Castle Junction

Other Information

The cliffs of this mountain appear to have many chimneys, at least on the western side of the mountain.

The first ascent of the mountain by T.G. Longstaff and E.O. Wheeler, son of Arthur O. Wheeler, made use of a chimney to reach the summit and afterwards the two climbers chose the name for the mountain.

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