Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff NP

Teresa Zieba

Winnipeg, Canada

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Featured in Mountains Across the Globe – Sep 11, 2010
Featured in The World As We See It, or as we missed it – Aug 23, 2010

Valley of Ten Peaks, early morning of July12, 2010. Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada.
Viewpoint from Moraine Lake Road.

Valley of the Ten Peaks is a valley in Banff National Park that is crowned by ten notable peaks and also includes Moraine Lake. The valley can be reached by following the Moraine Lake road near Lake Louise. The ten peaks were originally named by Samuel Allen, an early explorer of the region.

Mount Hungabee, was not included in the original list by Allen, even though it is higher than Wenkchemna Peak, the latter of which is really an extension of Hungabee.

The ten peaks, in order of how they are numbered from east to west, are:
Mount Fay, Mount Little, Mount Bowlen, Tonsa, Mount Perren, Mount Allen, Mount Tuzo, Deltaform Mountain, Neptuak Mountain and Wenkchemna Peak.
There are other peaks visible from within the valley as well, including Mount Temple, Mount Babel and Eiffel Peak. Fay Glacier is developed between Mount Babel, Mount Fay, Mount Little and Mount Bowlen.

The Valley of the Ten Peaks was featured on the reverse side of the 1969 and 1979 issues of the Canadian twenty dollar bill

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