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Looking southwest to Mount 10060 from the Icefields Parkway

Mount 10060

  • 3066 m (10,060ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.0919N -116.211W
Located on The Rockwall, 4.4 km northwest of Foster Peak; head of Numa Peak

Range: Vermilion (BC)
Province: BC
Park: Kootenay
Headwater: Columbia
Major Valley: Vermilion
Visible from Highway: 93(S)
Ascent Date: 1906
Ascent Party: Topographical Survey
Year Named: 1933
Named by: Katie Gardner and party
Named for: This un-named peak was referred to by its elevation.

Foster Peak, Mount 10240, and Mount 10060 are three striking peaks at the head of Numa Creek. Foster Peak and Mount 10240 were first climbed by Walter Feuz, Katie Gardner, and a "boy" named Ken Jones who went on to become the first Canadian-born guide in the Canadian Rockies. Although Foster Peak cannot be seen from the Kootenay Parkway, the latter two are readily identified from between Marble Canyon and Numa Falls. Although worthy of a proper name, Mount 10060 is referred to as such simply because that is its elevation in feet. This striking peak is referred to locally as Mammoth Peak. Note the mammoth's distinctive back, head, and trunk. The mountain was first climbed in 1906 by members of the Dominion Topographical Survey.

Looking southwest to Mount 10060 from the Icefields Parkway