Tusk Peak
3360m (11024ft.)

Located in the Clemenceau Icefield area between Tusk Glacier and Duplicate Glacier. Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 52; 12; 30 Longitude 117; 56; 00, Topo map 83C/04


Named by Interprovincial Boundary Survey in 1920. The mountain is a sharp, tusk shaped, cone of rock. Unofficial name.

First ascended in 1927 by J. De Laittre, W.R. Maclaurin, Alfred J. Ostheimer, guided by Hans Fuhrer. Journal reference CAJ 16-33.

Photo: Tusk Peak from Cummins Ridge (courtesy Alan Kane)
More photos
Photo: (l-r) Tusk Peak, Mount Irvine, Mount Shackleton (beyond), Mount Chettan, Mount Shipton, and Pic Tordu (beyond) from the northwest on Reconnaissance Ridge (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Climbing Routes
South Ridge (Normal Route) II 5.3
The easiest way to the top. A scramble. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 230

North-West Ridge II 5.4
A very aesthetic line to the summit marred somewhat by poor quality rock in the lower sections. The ridge is a scramble except for a section near the summit where many parties use a rope. Thankfully, the rock improves as you get higher. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 230

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