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Mount Ball  Alberta/British Columbia   #1540
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3294 m -> 10807 feet
Prominence?: 1187 m above Simpson Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Assiniboine (40.4 km away, at bearing 142 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Assiniboine (40.0 km away)

Location:   51.15626,-116.00632     51:09:23, -116:00:23   11U 569491 5667671 (31 km W of Banff). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.01   AreaCode: FL16/BA50
First Ascent: 1904 J.D. Patterson, Christian Kaufmann, and Hans Kaufmann (CAJ 1-87)
Mount Ball and Storm Mountain (Vermilion)
This peak is #66 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #21 in Prominence List for Alberta .Located S of Storm Mountain (Vermilion) and SE of Stanley Peak at the head of Haffner Creek. Stanley Glacier sits high on the east side of the mountain and there are several snow and ice routes on the face. The mountain can be scrambled up the SW slopes from Haffner Creek.

Name Notes: It was named after John Ball by James Hector in 1858. As Under-secretary of the State for the Colonies, Ball used his influence to raise funds for the Palliser Expedition, and recommended Eugene Bourgeau accompany the expedition as a botanist. Ball was also the first present of the Alpine club (London).

Adopted in 1924.

Trips within 1 km
75 2007.08.17 Mount Ball's Sunny Ice Tongue Route Tom Wolfe
32 2006.06.18 Mount Ball: How To Get More out of Your Day's Scramble Route Route Andrew McLeod

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:50000Banff - Egypt Lake Gem Trek
1:100000Kootenay National Park 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
20 Shadow Lake and Mount Ball David Wasserman
15 Mount Ball Southeast Glacier Tom Wolfe
9 Mount Ball Ice Tongue c. 2004 Kevin Altheim
6 Ball and Beatrice and East Stanley Ridge Bill Kerr
5 Shadow Lake and Mount Ball in Winter Rick Collier
5 Mount Ball and Storm Mountain (Vermilion) Kevin Altheim
4 Shadow Lake and Mount Ball in Winter II Rick Collier

Placename Photos
12 Mount Oke Rick Collier
7 Looking Down on Ball Basin Kevin Altheim
6 Ball, Beatrice, and Stanley Bill Kerr
5 Haffner Creek - After the Burn Kevin Altheim
4 Beatrice-Ball Connecting Ridge Kevin Altheim
4 Looking Up Haffner Creek Kevin Altheim
3 Bow Valley Panorama from Castle Lookout David Wasserman
3 Stanley Peak in May Kevin Altheim
3 Closeup of Ball Basin and Ice Tongue Kevin Altheim
3 Beatrice Peak Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Haffner - Northeast Aspect Kevin Altheim
2 Ball Basin Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Whymper - View Southeast Kevin Altheim
2 View Southwest from Pilot Mountain Kevin Altheim
1 Mount Ball - Southwest Face Kevin Altheim