Franchere Peak
2812m (9226ft.)

Located in the Astoria River Valley opposite Cavell Lake. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 43; 00 Longitude 118; 06; 00, Topo map 83D/09
Can be seen from Highway 93N

Named in 1916. Franchere, Gabriel (Gabriel Franchere wrote the first description of a journey through Athabasca Pass - Relation d''un voyage a la Cote du Nord-Ouest de l''Amerique Septentrionale (1820). Official name.

Journal reference CAJ 38-74, AAJ 9-167.

Photo: Franchere Peak from the east on the Icefields Parkway

Other Information

Andre Belanger, Gabriel Franchere, and Olivier Lapensee were part of a group that crossed Athabasca Pass in 1814. Belanger and Lapensee drowned in the Athabasca River below Brule Lake. Please see Mount Belanger and Mount Lapensee. Gabriel Franchere kept a journal and published a book about his time in the fur trade, including the 1814 crossing of Athabasca Pass when Lapensee and Belanger) drowned.

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