Ptarmigan Peak
3035m (9958ft.)

Located at the head of Corral Creek and the head of Skoki Valley; Northern buttress of Boulder Pass; west buttress of Deception Pass. Slate Range, Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 29; 30 Longitude 116; 05; 25, Topo map 82N/08
Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by J.W.A. Hickson in 1909. Numerous ptarmigan were found in the meadows below the peak. Official name.

First ascended in 1909 by J.W.A. Hickson, guided by Edward Feuz jr.. Journal reference App 19-233.

Looking west-southwest to Ptarmigan Peak from Fossil Mountain (courtesy Alan Kane)
More photos
Looking west-northwest across Baker Lake to Ptarmigan Peak (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Scrambling Routes
A moderate scramble via south scree slopes. Ptarmigan Peak is a straightforward ascent that is often feasible earlier than its neighbours and is sometimes climbed in winter, also. Near the top, a short, mildly exposed dip in the ridge adds variety. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 249

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