Mount Belanger
3120m (10237ft.)

Located between the headwaters of Fryatt Creek and Divergence Creek. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 30; 40 Longitude 117; 55; 20, Topo map 83C/12


Named by D.B. Dowling (Dr. Dowling was an engineer in the Geological Survey of Canada) in 1921. Belanger, Andre (Andre Belanger, G. Franchere, and Oliver 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 1930 by W.R. Hainsworth, J.F. Lehmann, M.M. Strumia, N.D. WafflJournal reference AAJ 1-305, CAJ 19-152.

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 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.
Climbing Routes
North Face II
400 m of ice! It must have been quite the step-chopping experience for the first ascent party. Today, the route is a good introduction to this genre of climbing and is similar in standard to the Skyladder on Mt. Andromeda. Difficulty is determined by the amount of snow cover on the ice slope Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 255
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