Portal Peak
2911m (9550ft.)

Located northwest of Bow Glacier, 1 km southeast of Mount Thompson. Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 39; 25 Longitude 116; 30; 50, Topo map 82N/10

Panorama viewpoint: Bow Lake. Can be seen from Highway 93N

Named by Charles S. Thompson in 1916. Charles.S. Thompson, one of the earliest alpinists to visit the area, felt that the mountain to the right of Bow Glacier seemed to be a part of a gateway leading from the lake to the alpine area to the west. Official name.

First ascended in 1926 by D. Duncan, L. Hudson

Photo: Portal Peak (left) and Mount Thompson from the Icefields Parkway at Bow Lake
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Photo: Bow Glacier and Portal Peak from the Icefields Parkway at Bow Lake

Charles S. Thompson, one of the earliest alpinists to visit the area, felt that the mountain to the right of Bow Glacier seemed to be a part of a gateway leading from the lake to the alpine area to the west and so chose the name Portal Peak for the feature.

Portal Peak is an southern outlier of Mount Thompson.

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