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Boom Mountain  Alberta/British Columbia   #1563
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Bow Range

Height: 2748 m -> 9016 feet
Prominence?: 458 m  
Line Parent?: Chimney E1 (4.0 km away, at bearing 285 degrees)
Greater Parent: Deltaform Mountain (25.1 km away)

Location:   51.25148,-116.07857     51:15:05, -116:04:43   11U 564306 5678195 (21 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (20 km S of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/CA57
First Ascent: 1903 Dominion Survey Party
Boom Mountain from the east
Located on the south side of Boom Lake outflow on the N side of Hwy 93. A gully in the north face is the standard route, which involves a few "technical" sections.

Name Notes: It was named in 1908 after the driftwood that floated in the lake like a lumberman's boom from the many avalanches on the north/northeast face.

Trip Reports within 1 km
42 1988.12.17 A Winter Ascent and Traverse of Boom Mountain Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho 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
9 View with a Boom and a Whymper David Wasserman
5 Boom Mountain from the east Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
3 Bow Valley Panorama from Castle Lookout David Wasserman
2 The south aspect of Boom Kevin Altheim