Isabelle Peak
2926m (9600ft.)

Located on the continental divide in the Vermilion River Valley north of Hawk Creek; southern end of the Ball Range. Ball Range, on the border of Banff & Kootenay parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 51; 07; 30 Longitude 116; 00; 30, Topo map 82N/01
Can be seen from Highways 1 and 93S

Named by Charles S. Thompson in 1906. Thompson, Isabelle (Isabelle was Charles Thompson''s sister. Charles Thompson was a prominent early mountaineer in the Canadian Rockies.) (See Charles Thompson''s biography) Official name.

First ascended in 1913 by Interprovincial Boundary Commission

Photo: Isabelle Peak from the southwest on Highway #93(S)
More photos
Photo: Looking southwest up Redearth Creek Valley to Isabelle Peak from the Bow Valley Parkway

Scrambling Routes
Moderate/difficult scramble; brief exposure. Isabelle Peak is a good scramble with a well-graded approach trail. Because it is not clearly visible from any highway and is greatly overshadowed by neighbouring Mount Ball, the mountain has seen very few ascents in the past. For an interesting scramble and an excellent vantage point that lacks a crowd, it is a fine objective. Try from about early July on. Ice axe recommended. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 222

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