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Photo: Tete Roche from the east on Highway #16

Tete Roche

  • 2418 m (7,933ft)
52.9006N -118.564W
Located on the continental divide north of Yellowhead Lake; northeasternmost peak of Yellowhead Mountain;

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Jasper/Mount Robson
Headwater: Athabasca/Fraser
Visible from Highway: 16

Yellowhead Mountain lies to the northwest of Yellowhead Pass and Yellowhead Lake. It is not certain who the pass, and subsequently the mountain, was named after but it is most likely that they were named after Pierre Bostonais, a blonde Iroquois trapper who was nicknamed "Tete Jaune" (Yellowhead). In 1820 he guided one of the first Hudson Bay Company parties through the pass. Seven Sisters was the name originally given to Yellowhead Mountain. Interestingly, there remains a "Seven Sisters" near the Continental Divide just north of Crowsnest Pass. There are four named high points on Yellowhead Mountain. From east to west they are Tete Roche, Lucerne Peak, Leather Peak, and Bingley Peak. The first three are on the Continental Divide but Bingley lies in BC.

Photo: Tete Roche from the southeast at Yellowhead Lake on Highway #16