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Looking west to Wenkchemna Peak (left) with Mount Hungabee at right

Wenkchemna Peak

  • 3170 m (10,401ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
51.3275N -116.276W
Located on the continental divide at the head of the Valley of the Ten Peaks; north buttress of Wenkchemna Pass

Range: Ten Peaks
Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff/Yoho
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Ascent Date: 1923
Ascent Party: F.C. Bell, A.W. Drinnan, H. Herriot, T.B. Moffat, R. Neil, E. Thompson, R. Williams
Ascent Guide: Christian Hasler jr.
Year Named: 1894
Named by: Samuel E.S. Allen
Named for: The mountain is #10 in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. "Wenkchemna" is the Stoney Indian word for "Ten."
Popular Hike: Lakes Louise/Moraine/O'Hara
Journal Reference: CAJ 24-53

Wenkchemna Peak lies to the north of Wenkchemna Pass and is really just a shoulder of Mount Hungabee. Norman Collie and others have speculated that Samuel Allen, who initially named the Ten Peaks, may have regarded Mount Hungabee as #10.