Paget Peak
2560m (8399ft.)

Located 2 km north of Wapta Lake between Sherbrook Lake and continental divide. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 27; 40 Longitude 116; 21; 50, Topo map 82N/08
Can be seen from Highway 1

Naming: Paget, Very Reverend Dean (Dean Paget made the first recorded ascent of this mountain. He was a founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada.) Official name.

First ascended by Dean Paget and an ACC party.

Photo: Looking northeast toPaget Peak (left) and Mount Bosworth from the Trans-Canada Highway at the Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint
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Other Information
Photo: Looking west to Paget Peak from the Trans-Canada Highway

The slopes of Paget Peak which overlook Kicking Horse Pass are the site of a fire lookout building. The structure is still in good condition although it hasnít been used since the mid-1970ís.

For a panoramic view from the summit of Paget Peak visit www.canadasmountains.com.

Scrambling Routes
An easy ascent via Paget Lookout trail. Paget Peak, near the Continental Divide, is the end of a long ridge that rises high above Kicking Horse River and Field. This nondescript nubbin provides a view and a feeling of accomplishment that far surpass the actual effort involved in the ascent. Overlooking Sherbrooke and Wapta lakes, it is easily reached via a popular hiking trail to an abandoned fire lookout. You gain almost three-quarters of the elevation on the hiking trail, so you could sleep in and still make the top. The glaciated north face of Mount Victoria, snowy Mount Balfour and distant Selkirk Range peaks are just a fraction of the panorama. Try from late June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 266

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