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Photo: Looking southeast to McDonnell Peak from the summit of Simon Peak (courtesy Glen Boles)

McDonnell Peak

  • 3261 m (10,700ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
52.6517N -118.306W
Located on the continental divide 1 km southeast of Simon Peak; one of the peaks of Mount Fraser;

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Jasper/Mount Robson
Headwater: Athabasca/Fraser
Ascent Date: 1919
Ascent Party: A. Carpe, R.H. Chapman, Howard Palmer
Year Named: 1921
Named for: McDonnell (McDonnell was the family name of Simon Fraser's wife. She was the daughter of Colonel Allan McDonnell of Ontario.)
Popular Hike: Tonquin Valley
Journal Reference: AJ 32-56

The massif known as Mount Fraser is made up of Simon PeakBennington PeakMcDonnell Peak. Simon Peak is the highest of the three.

Looking west-southwest to McDonnell Peak (left) and Bennington Peak