Wenkchemna Peak
3170m (10401ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of the Valley of the Ten Peaks; north buttress of Wenkchemna Pass. The Ten Peaks, on the border of Banff & Yoho parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 51; 19; 40 Longitude 116; 16; 20, Topo map 82N/08

Named by Samuel E.S. Allen in 1894. The mountain is #10 in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. "Wenkchemna" is the Stoney Indian word for "Ten." Official name. Other names #10 of the Ten Peaks

First ascended in 1923 by F.C. Bell, A.W. Drinnan, H. Herriot, T.B. Moffat, R. Neil, E. Thompson, R. Williams, guided by Christian Hasler jr.. Journal reference CAJ 24-53.

Looking west to Wenkchemna Peak (left) with Mount Hungabee at right

Other Information

Wenkchemna Peak lies to the north of Wenkchemna Pass and is really just a shoulder of Mount Hungabee. Norman Collie and others have speculated that Samuel Allen, who initially named the Ten Peaks, may have regarded Mount Hungabee as #10.
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