Mount Lapensee
3106m (10191ft.)

Located between the headwaters of Fryatt Creek and Divergence Creek. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 30; 50 Longitude 117; 56; 20, Topo map 83C/12


Named by D.B. Dowling (Dr. Dowling was an engineer in the Geological Survey of Canada) in 1920. Lapensee, Olivier Roy (Andre Belanger, G. 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.) Official name.

First ascended in 1926 by J.W.A. Hickson, Howard Palmer, guided by Hans Fuhrer. Journal reference CAJ 44-123.

Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Lapensee (the peak at centre-right) and Mount Belanger (beyond at centre) from the Whirlpool Valley (courtesy Don Beers)

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 Franchere Peak and Mount Belanger. 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.

N.B. "Place Names of Alberta" spells Lapensee''s first name incorrectly as "Oliver." The correct spelling, "Olivier," is taken from Franchere''s writing.

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