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Mount Whymper  British Columbia   #1562
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 2844 m -> 9331 feet
Prominence?: 263 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Fay (9.3 km away, at bearing 331 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Fay (19.4 km away)

Location:   51.22445,-116.09861     51:13:28, -116:05:55   11U 562944 5675171 (22 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (23 km S of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.01   AreaCode: FL16/CA29
First Ascent: 1901 Edward Whymper, J. Bossoney, C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, and J. Pollinger
Whymper and the Valley of Ten Peaks from Vermilion
Located W of Vermilion Pass and SW of Boom Mountain on the N side of Highway 93. There is a scrambling route that goes directly up the southeast slopes which is rated moderate.

Name Notes: Named in 1901 after Edward Whymper, who is most famous for his first ascent of the Matterhorn which is located in the Swiss Alps. The mountain was originally called Mount Lefroy, a name which appears for this peak on the maps that the Palliser expedition presented to the Government in 1863.

Trips within 1 km


Paper Maps
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
7 Mount Whymper from Vista Lake David Wasserman
5 Whymper and the Valley of Ten Peaks from Vermilion Kevin Altheim
4 Whymper from the SE Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
9 View with a Boom and a Whymper David Wasserman
5 Storm Mountain (Vermilion) from Whymper Kevin Altheim
4 Mount Bell from Whymper Kevin Altheim
3 Bow Valley Panorama from Castle Lookout David Wasserman
3 Whymper from Vermilion Pass Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Whymper - route Kevin Altheim
3 Vermilion Range from Whymper Kevin Altheim
3 Stanley Peak in May Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Quadra and Chimney Peak Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Whymper - View Southeast Kevin Altheim