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Mount Biddle  British Columbia   #1608
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3320 m -> 10892 feet
Prominence?: 731 m above Opabin Pass
Line Parent?: Hungabee Mountain (1.9 km away, at bearing 56 degrees)
Greater Parent: Hungabee Mountain (2.0 km away)

Location:   51.32333,-116.30722     51:19:24, -116:18:26   11U 548273 5686010 (4 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (14 km SW of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/DD20
First Ascent: 1903 A. Eggers; H.C. Parker; C. Kaufmann; H. Kaufmann (App 10-298)
Mount Biddle and Lake McArthur
This peak is #84 on the Height List for British Columbia .A high peak near Lake McArthur which, if it were not so close to Abbot Pass, might be a better known ascent. It's southeast aspect is steep and sheer, but the north and west ridges are a straight forward scramble or low fifth-class climb.

Name Notes: Named in 1894 by Samuel E.S. Allen in honour of Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1874-1903), an author and publisher, who was a friend of Allen's; he was from Philadelphia and was purportedly an extenisve and enthusiastic traveller.

Trip Reports within 1 km
46 1987.08.08 The Death Bivouac - Mount Biddle from Lake O'Hara Rick Collier

Comments

Paper Maps
1:20000Lake O'Hara - Map and Trail Guide Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian 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
12 Mount Biddle and Lake McArthur Dean Richards
10 Mount Biddle and Neighbours (from the South) Rick Collier
5 Panorama of Peaks South of Niles Col Rick Collier

Placename Photos
6 Opabin Lake and Opabin Pass David Wasserman
6 Lake Oesa from the Wiwaxy Gap David Wasserman