Chancellor Peak
3280m (10762ft.)

Located in the Kickinghorse Valley east of Beaverfoot River and south of the head of Hoodoo Creek. Ottertail Range, Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 13; 30 Longitude 116; 30; 40, Topo map 82N/02
Can be seen from Highway 1

Named in 1898. Boyd, Sir John Boyd (Chancellor of Ontario) (In 1886 Sir John Boyd arbitrated a dispute between the CPR and the Canadian Government regarding certain mineral rights.) Official name.

First ascended in 1901 by James Outram, J.H. Scattergood, G.M. Weed, guided by Christian Hasler sr.. Journal reference AJ 20-541.

Photo: Looking east to Chancellor Peak from Highway #1
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Photo: Looking east to Chancellor Peak from Highway #1 at the Kicking Horse River Bridge

The steep, west face of Chancellor Peak is most impressive, looming over 6500 feet (2000 metres) above the Kicking Horse Valley. It appears suddenly as one travels east on Highway #1 and its presence makes it clear that the big peaks of the Canadian Rockies have been reached. Of this view, James Outram wrote, "The Chancellor, that mighty pyramid from whose frowning precipices, black and forbidding, loom aloft nigh upon 7,000 feet above the Kicking Horse River cannot fail to impress the traveller with a sense of awe and grandeur, as he approaches eastward from the grim gateway of the lower canyon."
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