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Mount Inflexible  Alberta   #1451
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Kananaskis Range

Height: 3000 m -> 9843 feet
Prominence?: 379 m  
Line Parent?: Mount James Walker (2.7 km away, at bearing 339 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Galatea (8.0 km away)

Location:   50.78220,-115.20644     50:46:56, -115:12:23   11U 626438 5627139 (18 km N of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (31 km S of Exshaw). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.14   AreaCode: FL05/HC80
First Ascent: 1956 Brian Greenwood, R. Lofthouse
Mount Inflexible in the winter
Mount Inflexible is located west of the Kananaskis River, east of James Walker Creek, and north of the headwaters of Kent Creek. It forms the northwest end of a long ridge which extends southeast almost all of the way to the Lower Kananaskis Lake. It can be scrambled from the ridge top on the Mount Lawson scramble route, and Rick Collier has ascended the peak from the deep basin between Inflexible and Lawson. The mountain has an impressive east ridge which was attempted by Rick Collier, but remains unclimbed due to poor quality rock. For more information on ascending this peak consult Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies guidebook or Rick Colliers trip report Traverse of the Inflexible-Lawson Ridge.

Name Notes: It was named in 1917 after the HMS Inflexible, a battle cruiser in the Royal Navy during World War I which was involved in both the Battle of the Falkland Islands and the Battle of Jutland.

Trip Reports within 1 km
32 2004.08.29 Ascents of Mount Kent Including a Foolish Epic Rick Collier
21 2001.07.14 Smith Dorrien to Highway 40 The Long Way Sandra McGuinness
18 1987.09.19 Traverse of the Inflexible-Lawson Ridge Rick Collier
20 null Mount James Walker - south ridge Route Sandra McGuinness


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
9 Mount Inflexible: An Unusual View from the Southwest Rick Collier
8 Mount Inflexible in the winter Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
7 Mount Lawson and Mount Inflexible Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Inflexible under Snow Kyle Martens
2 Mount Inflexible Kevin Altheim