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Gladsheim Peak
Valhallas' Gladsheim Peak.jpg
Gladsheim Peak, north side with small glacier
Highest point
Elevation 2,830 m (9,280 ft)
Prominence 2,056 m (6,745 ft)
Parent peak Mount Cooper (3094 m)
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Location Valhalla Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Valhalla Ranges
Selkirk Mountains
Topo map NTS 82F13
Type of rock Granitic
First ascent 1963 by Kim Dean, Parker Williams, Bud Stoval, Jack Oswald, Mike Stewart
Easiest route West Ridge class 5.3

Gladsheim Peak is a prominent 2,830-metre (9,280-foot) mountain summit located in the Valhalla Ranges of the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. Gladsheim is the highest point in the Valhalla Ranges. It is situated in the southern part of Valhalla Provincial Park, 2.7 km (1.7 mi) northeast of Gimli Peak, and 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Slocan and Slocan Lake. The name "Valhalla Mountains" first appeared in George Mercer Dawson's Geological Survey of Canada map published in 1890. Dawson applied names derived from Scandinavian mythology to several of the mountain ranges and peaks in Southern Kootenay. Gladsheim is the magnificent meeting hall containing thirteen council seats where, according to Norse mythology, Odin presided over all the realms. In keeping with the Valhalla theme, this peak's name was submitted in 1900 by R. W. Brock to the Geological Survey of Canada for consideration, and it was officially adopted March 31, 1924, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Gladsheim Peak has a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors  below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into Gwillim Creek and Mulvey Creek, both tributaries of the Slocan River. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Cooper, 49.0 km (30.4 mi) to the northeast.

Climbing Routes

Established climbing routes on Gladsheim Peak:


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