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Mount Edith  Alberta   #1523
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Sawback Range / Mystic Range

Height: 2554 m <- 8380 feet
Prominence?: 101 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Orde (0.7 km away, at bearing 314 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Orde (0.7 km away)

Location:   51.20145,-115.66235     51:12:05, -115:39:44   11U 593454 5673078 (8 km NW of Banff). NTS Mapsheet: 082.O.04   AreaCode: FL15/CG06
First Ascent: 1900 J. Norman Collie, P. Stevens (App 17-31, CAJ 2-1, 136)
Mount Edith NE Aspect
The true "Mount Edith" referenced in Rocky Mountains of Canada South is the subpeak of a higher unnamed peak just to the north. This can be proven by looking at the height 8380 feet, which comes from the spot height on the 1:50,000 map. There is no spot height on the higher unnamed peak. The fact that the subpeak is officially named and not the main peak is similar to Mount Louis and Mount Fifi, both of which have higher unamed parent peaks nearby.

Edith is a limestone triple summit. The east and north faces are steep walls of good limestone while the west and south faces are craggier and broken. All peaks provide challenging and moderate to difficult scramble-climbs via their standard routes, and there are a few superb rock routes on the east and north sides.

Good information on routes on Edith can be found in Selected Scrambles.. and Selected Alpine Climbs.. respectively.

Name Notes: It was named in 1886 after Edith Orde who was an assistant to Lady Agnes Macdonald, the wife of Canada's first prime minister.

Trips within 1 km
31 2007.07.28 Gmoser Route on Mount Louis Route Mike Warren
47 2006.06.21 Mount Edith (Three Summits: North, Center, South) Route Ian Hunt
19 2004.05.29 Gargoyles in the Snow - Gargoyle Valley Justin Brown
21 2002.08.24 Mount Louis Climb Steve Tober
16 2001.08.05 Edith - South Ridge of South Peak (5.4) Route Ian Hunt
18 1999.07.21 Rockies Initiation: Mt Louis Ivar Nell


Paper Maps
1:35000Banff Up-Close Gem Trek
1:50000Banff - Egypt Lake Gem Trek
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Gargoyle Pass Mt. Edith Justin Brown
9 Mount Edith NE Aspect Justin Brown
7 "Gargoyles" in Cory Pass Justin Brown
7 Mount Edith - Southwest Face of South Peak Justin Brown
6 Venus Slipper Nancy Mickelson
4 Cory Pass and Mount Edith David Wasserman

Placename Photos
9 Mount Norquay from the South Anthony Mallinson
4 Sawback Range from Mount Norquay Anthony Mallinson
4 Mount Edith - Southwest Aspect Kevin Altheim
3 East Faces of Edith S. and Center Peaks Drew Brayshaw