Paragon Peak
3030m (9941ft.)

Located on the continental divide between upper Geikie Creek Valley and Tonquin Valley. The Ramparts, on the border of Jasper & Mount Robson parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Fraser rivers.
Latitude 52; 40; 30 Longitude 118; 18; 00, Topo map 83D/09


Named by Howard Palmer in 1921. A paragon is a model of perfection or excellence. Mr. Palmer obviously thought highly of this peak. Official name.

First ascended in 1919 by A. Carpe, Howard PalmerJournal reference AJ 38-57, CAJ 22-56.

Photo: Looking west to Parapet Peak (left) and Paragon Peak from from above Outpost Lake courtesy (David Wasserman)
Photo: (l-r) Parapet Peak, Paragon Peak, Oubliette Peak, Dungeon Peak, Redoubt Peak from the east

Climbing Routes
East Ridge I
The perfect route if a short approach from a hut is your thing. A pleasant introduction to the climbing in the Tonquin Valley. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 274
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