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Mount Fay (Peak One, Heejee)  Alberta/British Columbia   #1569
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Bow Range

Height: 3234 m -> 10610 feet
Prominence?: 389 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Allen (4.0 km away, at bearing 261 degrees)
Greater Parent: Deltaform Mountain (6.0 km away)

Location:   51.29747,-116.16327     51:17:51, -116:09:48   11U 558336 5683238 (13 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (14 km S of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/CB96
First Ascent: 1904 G. Benham, C. Kaufmann (AJ 22-333)
Mount Fay and Fay Glacier
Located 1 km south of Mount Babel. The southwest face is the easiest summit route.

Name Notes: Named in 1902 by Charles E. Fay. The Geographic Board of Canada asked Fay to select a mountain which he would like to be named in his honour so Fay chose Heejee (Peak #1) as his namesake and was determined to be the first ascender of the mountain bearing his name. However, Gertrude Benham had her eye on this spectacular peak as well and climbed the icy "Hourglass" couloir to make the first ascent of Heejee. Fay was very annoyed with this turn of events.

Trips within 1 km
38 2003.07.12 Mount Fay, West Ridge (5.3) Route Ian Hunt


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
15 Moraine Lake and View South from Temple Steve Sproule
12 Consolation Valley Panorama David Wasserman
9 Fay and Babel above the Consolation Lakes David Wasserman
7 Mount Fay and Fay Glacier Steve Sproule
5 Mount Fay from Pinnacle Mountain Rick Collier

Placename Photos
12 Mount Oke Rick Collier
11 Bident Mountain and Mount Fay Eric Coulthard
9 Bident, Quadra, Fay, Babel, and Upper Consolation Lake David Wasserman
7 Mount Fay - North Face Ian Hunt
3 Mount Fay Andrew Siefert