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Eon Mountain  Alberta/British Columbia   #1476
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3305 m -> 10843 feet
Prominence?: 558 m  
Line Parent?: Lunette Peak (3.9 km away, at bearing 333 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Assiniboine (4.0 km away)

Location:   50.83493,-115.62402     50:50:06, -115:37:26   11U 596892 5632370 (34 km SW of Canmore). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.13   AreaCode: FL05/IG32
First Ascent: 1921 Dr. Winthrop Ellsworth Stone (1861-1921), Margaret Stone
Eon Mountain
This peak is #59 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #95 on the Height List for British Columbia .Eon has a great deal to recommend it as a climb. It's situated in a relatively remote and unvisited area of the Rockies; it's close to Assiniboine and so possesses some of the more spectacular views in the southern part of the range; it is a demanding but not technical ascent; and it has a more dramatic history than most peaks.

One will find Eon Mountain on the Mount Assiniboine map (82 J/13) at GR 970321. It is part of the continental divide that includes the Assiniboine group (Magog, Assiniboine, Lunette, and Aye) to the N and Gloria, Aurora, and Red Man to the E and S.

Name Notes: According to Boles, et al., the name was likely applied to this peak by Sir James Outram, the early alpinist who first ascended Assiniboine. The name undoubtedly refers both to the apparent age of this peak (and of others nearby) and to the clearly visible bands of horizontal strata, which on many peaks (but not in any really interesting fashion on this one) reveal layer upon layer of fossilized remains from antediluvian times. In effect, such mountains become a museum set-piece that reveals, as one reads the strata from uppermost to lowest, the historical record of the passing of the eons.

Trip Reports within 1 km
37 1998.07.26 An Ascent of Eon Mountain Rick Collier
31 1998.07.26 Eon Mountain - Three Major Routes Route Rick Collier
47 1997.08.03 Aye Mountain - Third Ascent Rick Collier

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field David Wasserman

Paper Maps
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
11 Eon Mountain Scott Fiddes
7 Eon Mountain Brian Buick

Placename Photos
12 Marvel Lake Panorama Rick Collier
6 Looking South from the Summit of Mount Eon Rick Collier
5 Mt Assiniboine panorama from Marvel lookout Martin Godwyn
5 Wonder Peak Summit Panorama Vern Dewit
3 Mount Bogart - View West Kevin Altheim
2 Bow Valley Sunset Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Galatea - View NW Kevin Altheim