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Photo: Looking up Etherington Creek to Baril Peak from Highway #940

Baril Peak

  • 2998 m (9,836ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
50.2994N -114.756W
Located on the continental divide at the head of Baril Creek and Henretta Creek

Range: High Rock
Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Visible from Highway: 40S
Ascent Date: 1915
Ascent Party: Interprovincial Boundary Commission
Year Named: 1918
Named for: Baril, Conrad M.L. (A native of Ottawa and member of the Surveyor General's staff, Conrad Baril was killed in action 9 November, 1915 while serving with the Canadian Engineers.)

The mountain is part of the High Rock Range and stands to the southeast of Fording Pass near the junction of Highways #40 and #940.

Baril Peak is named for Conrad M.L. Baril of Ottawa, Ontario. He was a member of the Surveyor General's staff who was killed in action during WWI while serving with the Canadian Engineers. The mountain was first climbed in 1915 by members of the Interprovincial Boundary Commission.

Photo: Baril Peak from the north on Highway #40 at Fitzsimmon's Creek

Looking up Etherington Creek to Baril Peak (right) and the high point between Mount Etherington and Baril Peak

Looking southwest to (l-r) Baril Peak, Mount Cornwell, and Courcelette Peak from Highway #541

Looking west to Baril Peak from Raspberry Ridge (courtesy Ivan Pull)