Cirque Peak
2993m (9820ft.)

Located at the head of Helen Creek; northwest buttress of Dolomite Pass. Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 42; 00 Longitude 116; 25; 05, Topo map 82N/09
Can be seen from Highway 93N

Named in 1909. A large cirque lies below the northern cliffs of this mountain. Official name.

First ascended in 1899 by H.P. Nichols, C.L. Noyes, C.S. Thompson, G.M. WeeksJournal reference App 9-91, AAJ 6-450.

Photo: Cirque Peak from the south above Helen Lake (courtesy Giorgio Zanetti)
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Photo: Looking southeast to Cirque Peak from near Bow Pass

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Scrambling Routes
An easy ascent, largely hiking. Cirque Peak is a virtually foolproof ascent reached by a popular trail to classic alpine surroundings. There are no difficulties, and in fact, the ascent is sometimes done in winter. The views includes major nearby icefields and distant ranges, including Mount Assiniboine, almost 70 km away. Try from July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 297

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