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Mount Rundle (Rundle3)  Alberta   #1554
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 2972 m -> 9751 feet
Prominence?: 1296 m  
Line Parent?: Wind Mountain (24.6 km away, at bearing 140 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Joffre (69.0 km away)

Location:   51.12416,-115.47026     51:07:27, -115:28:13   11U 607052 5664745 (8 km SE of Banff). NTS Mapsheet: 082.O.03   AreaCode: FL15/BE27
Mount Rundle From Highway 1
This peak is #14 in Prominence List for Alberta .The 3rd peak from the north, of the 7 peaks on the Mount Rundle Ridge. Sometimes called Rundle3. On 1:50,000 maps, it is under the borderline of the Canmore Nordic Center. The highest point of Mount Rundle is the 3rd summit from north to south. On the 1:50,000 map, the "Mount Rundle" label is sprawled across the entire range. For encyclopedia purposes, the location of Mount Rundle is the 3rd peak, with an estimated height of 2980m (based on counting the contours on the 1:50 map).

Geologists consider Mount Rundle to be a classic example of how the tilt of the bedrock can control the shape of a mountain. When erosion ate away at the northeast face, entire layers were able to slide down the southwest slopes into the valley, giving steep cliffs on the northeast side and a more regular slope following the surface of one of the layers of rock on the southwest.

There are established sport-climbing routes on the East End of Rundle, above Canmore, and winter ice-climbs elsewhere. It is perhaps one of the most photographed peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

Name Notes: Mount Rundle is named after the Methodist missionary, the Reverend Robert Rundle, who preached to the native peoples in the Banff area in the mid-nineteenth century.

Trip Reports within 1 km
32 2004.06.22 Mount Rundle from the Southeast End Rick Collier

2011.03.02 Mount Rundle - Heights of the 7 Peaks Robin Tivy
2004.03.14 Prominence Proof Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:35000Banff Up-Close Gem Trek
1:50000Banff - Egypt Lake Gem Trek
1:50000Canmore and Kananaskis Village 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
19 Mount Rundle From Highway 1 Justin Brown
14 Vertigo on Mount Rundle Justin Brown
12 Sea of Vapors Ice Climb, Mount Rundle Janez Ales
11 Rundle over Two Jack Lake Justin Brown
9 Ridges of Rundle Steve Sproule
9 Hoary Marmot - Mount Rundle Justin Brown
8 The 'True' Summit of Mount Rundle #2 Rick Collier
8 Terminator Ice Climb, Mount Rundle Janez Ales
7 The 'True' Summit of Rundle from Southeast End Rick Collier
7 Professor Falls, Mount Rundle Janez Ales
6 East End of Rundle Steve Sproule
6 Mount Rundle - Summit View Justin Brown
5 East End of Rundle (EEOR) in the Fall Ross Mailloux
4 First Ascent of "Ten Years After" Ice climb on Mount Rundle Tom Wolfe
4 Banff Townsite, Tunnel Mountain and Mount Rundle, 2001 David Wasserman

Placename Photos
6 Sulphur Mountain, Tunnel Mountain and Banff Townsite Alex Joseph
6 EEOR Kevin Altheim
4 Looking Southeast from EEOR Steve Sproule
4 The Rundle Range Kevin Altheim
4 Mount Rundle Amy Presse
3 Bow Valley Panorama from Castle Lookout David Wasserman
3 Upper Grassi Lake, Alberta David Wasserman
2 Bow Valley Sunset Kevin Altheim