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Quadra Mountain  Alberta/British Columbia   #1565
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Bow Range

Height: 3174 m -> 10413 feet
Prominence?: 285 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Fay (1.4 km away, at bearing 327 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Fay (1.0 km away)

Location:   51.28704,-116.15253     51:17:13, -116:09:09   11U 559099 5682087 (14 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (15 km S of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/CB85
First Ascent: 1910 F.C. Bell, A.M. Gordon, E. Feuz Jr., J.W.A. Hickson; Guided by G. Feuz
Bident Mountain and Mount Quadra from Consolation Lakes
On BC-Alberta boundary, NE of Prospectors Valley in Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District.
 Located southeast of Mount Fay, northwest of Mount Bell, and north of Chimney Peak. The name Quadra was derived by the fact that because of its blocky tower shaped appearance, it appears to have 4 summits.

The north face of the mountain is steep and impressive, sitting above a glacier which itself sits above steep cliffs. When viewed from Consolation Valley, it is very impressive. Although not as steep, the south face is also very big and impressive. There is a Grade II Alpine route up the north face which is an ice climb. See Sean Dougherty's Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies for more information. The mountain can be approached from Consolation Valley or from the Colgan Hut to gain the Fay-Quadra col.

Name Notes: Quadra Mountain adopted in 1924, later (mistakenly) changed to Mount Quadra in 1952, then changed back to Quadra Mountain in 1983. It was named for its four pinnacles, rather than after a person.

Trips within 1 km
45 2006.07.08 Ascent of East Face of Bident Mountain Allan Main
30 1980.07.19 Attempts on and Ascents of Bident and Quadra Mountains Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho 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 Bident Mountain and Mount Quadra from Consolation Lakes Sandra McGuinness
9 Bident, Quadra, Fay, Babel, and Upper Consolation Lake David Wasserman
7 Mounts Quadra and Bident Rick Collier
6 Bident and Quadra Rick Collier
4 Bident and Quadra in the Winter Rick Collier
4 Quadra from Middle Pass Rick Collier

Placename Photos
3 Bow Valley Panorama from Castle Lookout David Wasserman