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Photo: Mount Weiss from the east on Highway #93 at Jonas Creek

Mount Weiss

  • 3090 m (10,138ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.3911N -117.476W
Located in the Sunwapta River Valley opposite the confluence of Jonas Creek and the Sunwapta River

Range: Winston Churchill
Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Date: 1971
Ascent Party: Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Fuhrer, B. Martin
Year Named: 1972
Named for: Weiss, Joe (Joe Weiss lived in Jasper for 45 years, exploring, guiding, and photographing in the Rockies.)

Joe Weiss was one of the earliest ski-mountaineers, completing a solo trip from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield in 1929, exploring the Columbia Icefields on skis during the following winter and skiing the complete route from Jasper to Banff, and, in 1931, completing the first ski-ascent of Snow Dome. In 1933 he attempted a ski-ascent of Mount Columbia but was turned back just 100m below the summit.