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Cascade Mountain  Alberta   #1520
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 2998 m -> 9836 feet
Prominence?: 938 m above Elk Pass (Banff)
Line Parent?: Noetic Peak (20.8 km away, at bearing 306 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Saint Bride (39.0 km away)

Location:   51.24747,-115.56878     51:14:51, -115:34:08   11U 599891 5678318 (8 km N of Banff). NTS Mapsheet: 082.O.04   AreaCode: FL15/CF46
First Ascent: 1887 Tom Wilson
Cascade from the South
This peak is #48 in Prominence List for Alberta .A long rocky ridge located on the north side of the Bow River valley, about 5 km north of Banff. The mountain is a long thin ridge lying north-south between Cascade Creek on the east, and a tributary of Forty Mile Creek.

Note that the official government 1:50,000 with metric contours has the contour lines mis-labelled, which can confuse you into thinking that the middle summit is higher. For example, the exact same contour line that is labelled 2400m just south of the mountain is again labelled as 2200m when you get to the east side of the summit.

Name Notes: Cascade is named for the waterfall that springs from the south end of the mountain. The peak was named by James Hector in 1858.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:35000Banff Up-Close Gem Trek
1:50000Banff - Egypt Lake Gem Trek
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies (Explorer's Map and Guide) Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 Cascade from the South Kevin Altheim
10 Cascade Amphitheatre - West Aspect Justin Brown
8 Cascade Mountain from the End of Lake Minnewanka David Wasserman
6 Southeast Face of Cascade Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
9 Mount Norquay from the South Anthony Mallinson
8 Mt. Louis and the Forty Mile Creek Valley from Cascade Mountain Mitch Sulkers
4 Mount Inglismaldie, Mount Girouard, and Lake Minnewanka from Cascade Mountain Alex Joseph
3 Cascade Falls (WI3) Alex Joseph
3 Vintage Photo of Cascade Mtn from Banff Avenue - 1940s Mike Cleven
3 Topping Out On Cascade Falls Drew Brayshaw
3 Cascade Mountain Joachim Stadel