Allison Peak
2643m (8672ft.)

Located on the continental divide in the Allison Creek and Alexandra Creek Valleys at the head of South Racehorse Creek. High Rock Range, Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Oldman & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 49; 44; 35 Longitude 114; 38; 40, Topo map 82G/10
Can be seen from Highway 3

Named by Morrison P. Bridgland in 1915. Allison, Douglas (A fomer Royal North West Mounted Policeman, Douglas Allison was an early settler in the Crowsnest Pass area.) Official name. Other names The Needle's Eye; Window Mountain

Photo: Allison Peak in the distance at left; Mount Ward at right with Window Mountain to the left of it.
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Other Information
Photo: The southern end of the High Rock Range from the southeast. Allison Peak is in the centre.

The most prominent feature of this peak is the outlier locally referred to as Window Mountain. Lying slightly less than one kilometre to the northeast of the highest point on Allison Peak, itís circular shaped "window" is most prominent as one drives north up the Allison Creek Valley.
Scrambling Routes
Difficult, exposed and loose. Climbers and experienced, capable scramblers can continue south along the connecting ridgefrom Mount Ward to reach Allison Peak. Traversing as far as the intersection of Window Mountain is straightforward and only a few detours are required. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 61

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