Mount Packenham
3000m (9843ft.)

Located 1 km south of Mount Evan-Thomas, north of the head of Hood Creek. Opal Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 45; 30 Longitude 115; 05; 25, Topo map 82J/14

Panorama viewpoint: Lower Kananaskis Lake. Can be seen from Highways 40S and 742

Named in 1922. Pakenham, Rear Admiral W.C. (Rear Admiral Pakenham was in command of the Second Battle Cruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland during WW I.) Official name.

First ascended in 1954 by M. Dixon, N. Gish, S.G. Pearson, P. RainierJournal reference CAJ 68-65.

Photo: Mount Packenham from Hood Creek on Highway #40
More photos

Other Information
Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Evan-Thomas (Mount Packenham beyond at right) from Opal Ridge (courtesy Bennett Wong)

Note that the name of Rear-Admiral Pakenham was mis-spelled "Packenham" when the name was given to the peak by the Interprovincial Boundary Commission.

Together with Mount Blane, Mount Packenham is one of the most impressive of the Opal Range peaks. It may be viewed from Highway #40 through the valleys cut by Ripple Rock Creek and Hood Creek.

Back To PeakFinder Top Level