Deception Pass
2475 m
8120 ft

Location
Province Park Map Latitude Longitude UTM Grid Ref
Alberta
Banff
82N/08
51; 29; 45
116; 03; 45
653052
Headwaters N or E Headwaters S or W Adjacnt Mtn N or W Adjacnt Mtn S or E
Skoki Creek
Ptarmigan Lake
Ptarmigan Peak
Fossil Mountain

Naming
Named by Named for Other Names Year Named
Cyril Paris
Other: Cyril Paris thought that the exact summit of the pass was deceptive.

1930

Other Information
Photo: The view to the west from Deception Pass (featuring Redoubt Mountain)

DECEPTION PASS

Deception Pass and Packer Pass both connect the Ptarmigan Lake valley with the head of the Skoki Valley. They are similar in elevation and are separated by a high point known as Packer Peak.

In 1930, Cliff Whyte, Fulton Dunsmore, Tex Woods, and Cyril Paris travelled up the Ptarmigan Valley and over Deception Pass. Paris named it during this trip, calling it the most deceptive thing I ever climbed!" ("Skoki" by Kathryn Manry)



Back To PeakFinder Top Level