Pika Peak
3053m (10017ft.)

Located between Mount Richardson and Ptarmigan Peak. Slate Range, Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 29; 40 Longitude 116; 06; 05, Topo map 82N/08
Can be seen from Highway 1

Named in 1928. The mountain is named after the small "rock rabbit" which lives in the alpine area. Official name.

First ascended in 1911 by L.L. Delafield, L.M. Earle, guided by Rudolph Aemmer, Edward Feuz jr.. Journal reference CAJ 4-142.

Photo: Pika Peak (left) and Ptarmigan Peak from the south (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)
More photos
Looking northeast to Pika Peak (left) and Ptarmigan Peak (courtesy Alan Kane)

Scrambling Routes
Difficult scrambling via Richardson/Pika col and west ridge. Although it is a grade or two more difficult than nearby Richardson, Pika is a delightful scramble once the snow has gone and the rock is dry. As noted by mountaineers Delafield and Earle in 1911, "this (westerly) arÍte, which at a distance looks difficult, and which, in fact, is steep, is composed of rocks so broken as to render the ascent quite easy. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 251

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