Fisher Peak (Alberta)
3053m (10017ft.)

Located in the Evan-Thomas Creek Valley; northeast buttress of Evan-Thomas Pass. Fisher Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 48; 45 Longitude 115; 01; 40, Topo map 82J/14


Named in 1920. Fisher, John Arbuthnot (As First Sea Lord of the British Admiralty, John Fisher was responsible for the modernization of the Royal Navy prior to WW I.) Official name.

First ascended in 1950 by J.F. TarrantJournal reference CAJ 35-48.

Photo: Looking southeast to Fisher Peak from Highway #40 at the Evan-Thomas Creek Bridge
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Other Information
Photo: Fisher Peak from its southwest ridge (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Please note that there is another Fisher Peak in British Columbia and a Mount Fisher in southeastern British Columbia.

*A hiking route to the lower summit is described in Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1.

Scrambling Routes
Difficult and exposed downclimbing near the summit; a climber's scramble. Mount Fisher is a high sprawling mountain dominating the headwaters of Evan-Thomas Creek in Kananaskis Valley. As seen from the road, the long north ridge rises in a graceful arc to a series of three distant small bumps, the leftmost being the summit. Even the most direct route is long and has a difficult 25 m step. Compared to Mount Smuts, this crux is just as difficult but very different. The alternative is even longer with more rough biking plus bushwhacking. This makes a long day longer yet. For a one-day ascent of this peak, a bike is essential. If you would like to add your name to the register, try from July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 144

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