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Photo: Chimney Peak beyond the Boom Lake Valley from the east on the Bow Valley Parkway at Moose Meadows, 4.9 km east of Castle Junction

Chimney Peak

  • 3000 m (9,843ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.2631N -116.154W
Located on the continental divide at the head of Boom Lake Valley between Boom Lake and Tokumm Creek

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff/Kootenay
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Date: 1910
Ascent Party: T.G. Longstaff, E.O. Wheeler
Year Named: 1910
Named by: T.G. Longstaff; E.O. Wheeler
Named for: A chimney is a wide crack which is used during a climb.

The cliffs of this mountain appear to have many chimneys, at least on the western side of the mountain. The first ascent of the mountain by T.G. Longstaff and E.O. Wheeler, son of Arthur Wheeler, made use of a chimney to reach the summit and afterwards the two climbers chose the name for the mountain.