Paragon Peak

Alberta-BC boundary. Peak
E of headwaters of Geikie Creek
52.6833 N 118.2833 W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1924
Official in BCCanada

A paragon is a thing of supreme excellence. The name appears on map sheet 28 of the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission, published in 1924.

In 1919 Allen Carpé [1894–1932] and Howard Palmer [1883–1944] were the first climbers to visit Tonquin Valley where they climbed McDonell Peak and Paragon Peak.


  • Thorington, James Monroe [1895–1989]. The Glittering Mountains of Canada. A record of exploration and pioneering ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914-1924. Philadelphia: John W. Lea, 1925. Internet Archive
  • Hall, H. S. (Jr.). “Allen Carpé 1894–1932.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 21 (1932):163
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Paragon Peak

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