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Photo: Mount McCuaig (Mount Nivelle beyond to right) from the northeast at Upper Elk Lake outlet (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Mount Nivelle

  • 3256 m (10,683ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
50.5167N -115.175W
Located in the Petain/Castelnau/Elk Glacier area above Petain Creek and Nivelle Creek

Province: BC
Park: Kananaskis/Elk Lakes
Headwater: Kootenay
Ascent Date: 1928
Ascent Party: J.W.A. Hickson
Ascent Guide: Edward Feuz jr.
Year Named: 1918
Named for: Nivelle, Robert Georges (Nivelle was a French army commander whose 1917 offensive was said to have been a "catastrophic failure."

Photo: Mount Nivelle (courtesy Gillean Daffern)

Looking southwest to Mount Nivelle (left) and Mount Castelnau from Lower Elk Lake (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)