Kiwetinok Peak
2902m (9521ft.)

Located in the Amiskwi River Valley; at the head of the Little Yoho Valley; north buttress of Kiwetinok Pass. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 31; 00 Longitude 116; 36; 30, Topo map 82N/10


Named by Otto Koltz in 1901. Kiwetinok is the Stoney Indian word for "on the north side." Official name.

First ascended in 1901 by James Outram, guided by Christian Kaufmann, J. Pollinger. Journal reference AJ 20-542.

Photo: Kiwetinok Peak from the south on Mount Kerr (courtesy Alan Kane)
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Photo: Looking across Kiwetinok Lake to Kiwetinok Peak

Scrambling Routes
A difficult, loose and exposed scramble by east slope. Kiwetinok Peak forms the north buttress of the pass of the same name, but is probably ascended less frequently than its companion, Mount Kerr. Care is needed because of loose rock and although the route is short, it is exposed. You can readily combine this ascent with Mounts Pollinger and McArthur for a three-peak day. A fine view of big Rockies and Selkirk peaks almost makes you forget the miserably loose rock. Almost. Try from late July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 281

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