Bivouac.com   Mountain Page   Home     Help   Index     Login
Mount Whyte  Alberta
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 2990 m -> 9810 feet
Prominence?: 140 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Victoria (4 km away, at bearing 216 degrees)

Location:   51.40882,-116.27097     51:24:32, -116:16:16   11U 550704 5695541 (7 km NE of Lake O'Hara). (7 km W of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/EC07
First Ascent: 1901 C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger (CAJ 19-158) C. Kaufmann; C. Klucker; J. Pollinger
Mount Whyte and Mount Niblock
A minor peak west of Chateau Lake Louise and north of Mt. Victoria.

The summit pyramid puts one into a terrific position to view the peaks above the Plain of Six Glaciers and additional peaks to the north. Mount Whyte may be connected with routes on a number of nearby mountains. One descent route neatly ends at the teahouse above the Plain of the Six Glaciers. There is a scramble route and an Alpine route which is detailed in Sean Dougherty's Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies.

Name Notes: Named in 1898 after Sir William Methuen Whyte, who joined the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1884 and was Vice President in 1910.

Trip Reports within 1 km
36 2016.06.30 Morning ascent of Mount Niblock Dave van Zeyl
28 2012.04.21 Popes Peak North Face Julian Ehlers
17 null Mount Whyte - From Lake Agnes Teahouse Route Mitch Sulkers
15 null Mount Niblock - From Teahouse Route Mitch Sulkers

Comments

Paper Maps
1:35000Best of Lake Louise 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
7 Mount Whyte and Mount Niblock Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
7 Lake Louise without Mount Victoria David Wasserman
4 Mount Niblock - view East Kevin Altheim
4 Mt. Niblock - view South Kevin Altheim
3 Lake Agnes Kevin Altheim
3 Narao Peak - view East Kevin Altheim