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Mount Chester  Alberta   #1450
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Kananaskis Range

Height: 3054 m -> 10020 feet
Prominence?: 341 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Galatea (3.7 km away, at bearing 349 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Galatea (4.0 km away)

Location:   50.80720,-115.26302     50:48:26, -115:15:47   11U 622384 5629823 (22 km N of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (29 km S of Exshaw). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.14   AreaCode: FL05/IC06
Mount Chester - SW aspect
Mount Chester is located southeast of Chester Creek and northwest of Headwall Creek. It is a fairly large mountain which sits on its own above the gorgeous Chester Lake area, and the Headwall Lakes sit below the southeast aspect.

The mountain has a popular scramble on its southwest side. Once at the top of the gully, the scramble consists of slabs and scree, and on a typical summer weekend several parties usually ascend this peak.

Name Notes: It was named in 1917 after the HMS Chester, which was a cruiser that took part in the Battle of Jutland in World War I.

Trip Reports within 1 km
26 2012.09.07 Quick morning jaunt up Mount Chester Alex Joseph
36 2007.04.11 Mount Chester, North face ski descent Kyle Martens
44 2001.08.15 Mount Galatea from Chester Lake Kevin Altheim
19 2001.07.16 Mount Chester Fishing and Peaks Joachim Stadel


Paper Maps
1:50000Kananaskis Lakes Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 Evening Sunlight on Mount Chester Steve Sproule
9 Golden Larches at Chester Lake David Wasserman
8 Blue, White, and Green: Mount Chester from the Chester Lake Trail David Wasserman
4 Mount Chester - SW aspect Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Chester from The Fortress Kevin Altheim
3 Cow Moose in the Smith-Dorrien Valley David Wasserman

Placename Photos
10 Whistling Ridge from the West David Wasserman
9 The Kananaskis Range from Galatea Kevin Altheim
8 Summit Panorama - Commonwealth Peak Vern Dewit
7 The Fist (Southeast Aspect) from Mount Chester Alex Joseph
7 Mount Smuts and Mount Shark from near Chester Lake David Wasserman
5 Panorama from summit of Mount Chester Alex Joseph
4 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower II Kevin Altheim
4 Mount Chester and Chester Lake from Mt. Galatea Kevin Altheim
3 The Fortress from Chester Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Chester - View NW Kevin Altheim
2 Approaching The Fortress Kevin Altheim