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Photo: Looking north to Ayesha Peak from Mount Balfour (courtesy Marta Wojnarowska)

Ayesha Peak

  • 3065 m (10056ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.6394N -116.604W
Located in the upper Collie Creek Valley west of the Wapta Icefield

Province: BC
Park: Yoho
Headwater: Columbia
Ascent Date: 1930
Ascent Party: E. Cromwell, J. Monroe Thorington
Ascent Guide: Peter Kaufmann
Year Named: 1901
Named by: White
Named for: White wrote that, "the crest of the mountain resembles a beautiful face turned upwards and, owing to the wild surroundings, suggested the name of the heroine in Rider Haggard's, 'She.'")

Photo: Looking north to Ayesha Peak (courtesy Alan Kane)