Peak Finder

Looking southeast to Divergence Peak from the Whirlpool Valley (courtesy Don Beers)

Divergence Peak

  • 2827 m (9,275ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.5011N -117.991W
Located on the continental divide at the head of Alnus Creek and the head of Divergence Creek

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Jasper/Hamber
Headwater: Athabasca/Columbia
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Date: 1920
Ascent Party: Interprovincial Boundary Commission
Year Named: 1921
Named by: Arthur Wheeler
Named for: The Continental Divide abruptly diverges from its typical SSW orientation to SSE at the summit of Divergence Peak.

Looking north to Divergence Peak (centre-right) with Mount Fryatt beyond at left (courtesy Don Beers)

Photo: Looking south up the Geraldine Creek Valley to Divergence Peak (right) from the Athabasca Pass Viewpoint on the Icefields Parkway