Isolated Peak
2845m (9334ft.)

Located between the Little Yoho Valley and Twin Falls Creek (Waterfall Valley). Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 32; 30 Longitude 116; 34; 30, Topo map 82N/10

Panorama viewpoint: Big Hill. Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by Edward Whymper in 1916. Isolated Peak lies somewhat to the east of Mount McArthur and a series of un-named points along a high ridge to the west of Glacier Des Poilus that leads to Mount Des Poilus. It is isolated from these other features by the glacier. Official name.

First ascended in 1901 by James Outram, Edward Whymper, guided by C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger, J. Bossoney. Journal reference App 10-85.

Photo: Isolated Peak from Whaleback Mountain
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Photo: Looking northwest to Isolated Peak from the Little Yoho Valley

Scrambling Routes
Moderate scrambling on loose rock if dry, possible steep snow-climbing. Isolated Peak adjoins a large glacier and is close to both the hut and campground. The peak can be comfortably done as a loop day trip from Takakkaw parking lot to include a traverse of Whaleback Mountain, or as a shorter day trip from a base in Little Yoho. Both objectives are visible as you look northwest from Spiral Tunnel viewpoint on Field Hill east of Field. "Fabulous" best describes the location and the approach trails are excellent, too. The rock, unfortunately, is trashy Yoho shale. It may be fine for fossils, but it''s crud for climbers. Unless competent at climbing steep snow slopes, wait until late July when the west slopes will be steep, loose shale instead. Folks seeking an esthetic experience will be disappointed on this ascent unless roped up and ascending the adjacent glacier. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 278

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