Mount Adam Joachim
3094m (10150ft.)

Located four km east/northeast of Gong Lake; part of the Mitchell Group. Winston Churchill Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 24; 15 Longitude 117; 31; 35, Topo map 83C/05


Named by J. Monroe Thorington in 1968. Joachim, Adam (As a packer, Adam Joachim accompanied numerous early mountaineering parties in the early 1900''s.) Official name.

Photo: Looking south-southeast to Mount Adam Joachim from the Icefields Parkway (courtesy Don Beers)

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Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Adam Joachim from Sunwapta Peak (Mount Adam Joachim is the peak at centre, beyond the nearer ridge of Mount Weiss (courtesy Don Beers)

Unlike the other Metis settlers who were evicted when Jasper Park was created, Adam Joachim could read, and was looked up to as a religious leader because he had begun studying to become a priest before a personal tragedy made him return home. -Don Beers

Adam Joachim accompanied Alfred J. Ostheimer on his 1927 exploration and climbing trip into the Columbia and Clemenceau Icefield area. He was responsible for the horses. In his book, "Every Other Day" Osheimer described Adam Jaochim as follows, "In one corner of the cook tent was huddled the figure of a man whose heavy features, coarse black hair, and clayish brown face were rendered even duskier by shadows from a black, demi-sombrero. He was a man of medium height, heavy for his build, and well along in years. . .He was a French Cree, more Cree than French; for his facial characteristics, his mental weapons, his ease of carriage, and his expertness with horse and pack savoured so completely of the Indian. Indeed, he was the match for anyone, and the conqueror of all in Jasper, at loading for the trail and finishing off with pack-covering and diamond hitch. He spoke rarely, but digested and pondered all that he heard."

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