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Mount Victoria (Mount Victoria South Peak)  Alberta/British Columbia   #1591
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3467 m -> 11375 feet
Prominence?: 542 m above Abbot Pass
Line Parent?: Hungabee Mountain (5.2 km away, at bearing 162 degrees)
Greater Parent: Hungabee Mountain (5.0 km away)

Location:   51.37763,-116.30774     51:22:39, -116:18:28   11U 548180 5692048 (3 km NE of Lake O'Hara). (10 km SW of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/DD70
First Ascent: 1897 J. Collie; C. Fay; A. Michael; P. Sarbach
Mount Victoria and Huber from Southwest
This peak is #17 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #31 on the Height List for British Columbia .Mount Victoria is the well-known backdrop to Lake Louise. It may be considered one of the most popular peaks in the Rockies for postcards and mountain picture books. The south peak is the highest point along the ridge.

The mountain itself has several Alpine routes, but no doubt the most popular is the south/southeast ridge Grade II route. It starts at Abbot's Pass and follows the narrow ridge all of the way to the south summit. It is one of the most classic ridge ascents in the Rockies. There is also a route that goes up the east face almost directly below the south summit, and another Grade II route up the backside from Huber. For more information on the routes on Victoria consult Sean Dougherty's Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies. See guidebooks.

Trip Reports within 1 km
17 2008.08.16 Mt Victoria, North Summit, NE ridge Route Ian Hunt
47 2006.08.18 Mount Victoria - South Ridge of South Peak Hans Bauck
19 2004.08.02 Mount Victoria - via Huber Ledges Gerald Stehouwer
28 1979.07.28 Triplet - Victoria South, Lefroy, Huber Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:20000Lake O'Hara - Map and Trail Guide Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies (Explorer's Map and Guide) Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 A Classic View on the South Ridge, Mount Victoria Ian Hunt
10 Avalanche on Mount Victoria South Peak David Wasserman
8 Approaching the Sickle on Mount Victoria Hans Bauck
7 Ice Avalanche on Mount Victoria Ed Cooper
7 Lake Louise without Mount Victoria David Wasserman
6 Mount Victoria and Huber from Southwest Klaus Haring
6 Approaching the Sickle on the South Ridge of Mount Victoria on Descent Ian Hunt
5 Descending from the Summit of Mount Victoria towards the Sickle Ian Hunt
5 Abbot Pass and Mount Victoria from the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail David Wasserman
5 Mount Victoria from Fairview Kevin Altheim
5 Southeast Ridge of Mount Victoria Jason Dixon
4 Mt Victoria and others - Lake O'Hara panorama from Odaray Mountain outlier (Little Odaray Mountain) Martin Godwyn
4 Mount Victoria from Paget Lookout David Campbell
4 Mount Victoria Andrew Siefert

Placename Photos
11 Last Pitch on the North Face of Victoria North Rick Collier
10 Continental Divide Giants Steve Sproule
10 Mount Aberdeen - Haddo Peak Kevin Altheim
9 Unity Peak from the Northeast David Wasserman
7 Rock and Ice in the Rockies Steve Sproule
6 Summit Block of Victoria North Rick Collier
6 Abbot Pass and the Death Trap David Wasserman
6 Victoria From Aberdeen 1981 Tim Deutscher
5 Panorama of Peaks South of Niles Col Rick Collier
5 Bob on Victoria Ray Borbon
4 Mount Victoria - North Face Kevin Altheim
4 Mt. Niblock - view South Kevin Altheim
3 SE ridge of Mount Victoria Jason Dixon
2 Sunset Over Temple Drew Brayshaw