Tete Roche
2418m (7933ft.)

Located on the continental divide north of Yellowhead Lake; northeasternmost peak of Yellowhead Mountain;. on the border of Jasper & Mount Robson parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Fraser rivers.
Latitude 52; 54; 10 Longitude 118; 34; 00, Topo map 83D/15

Panorama viewpoint: Clairvaux Creek Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 16

Naming: Tete Jaune was the nickname of a trapper who used to store his furs near Tete Jaune Cache. Official name.

Photo: Tete Roche from the east on Highway #16

Other Information
Photo: Tete Roche from the southeast at Yellowhead Lake on Highway #16

Yellowhead Mountain lies to the northwest of Yellowhead Pass and Yellowhead Lake. It is not certain who the pass, and subsequently the mountain, was named after but it is most likely that they were named after Pierre Bostonais, a blonde Iroquois trapper who was nicknamed “Tete Jaune” (yellowhead). In 1820 he guided one of the first Hudson Bay Company parties through the pass.

Seven Sisters was the name originally given to Yellowhead Mountain. Interestingly, there remains a "Seven Sisters Mountain" near the Continental Divide just north of Crowsnest Pass.

There are four named high points on Yellowhead Mountain. From east to west they are Tete Roche, Lucerne Peak, Leather Peak, and Bingley Peak. The first three are on the Continental Divide but Bingley lies in BC.

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