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Mount Stephen  British Columbia   #1617
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3200 m -> 10499 feet
Prominence?: 990 m above McArthur Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Biddle (12.3 km away, at bearing 133 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Temple (17.0 km away)

Location:   51.39908,-116.43620     51:23:57, -116:26:10   11U 539221 5694356 (7 km SW of Sherbrooke Lake). (4 km E of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/DE93
First Ascent: 1887 J.J. McArthur, T. Riley
Mount Stephen from Burgess Pass
Mount Stephen is a popular mountaineering objective which towers over Field, BC. It has long been a Rocky Mountain icon. Mt. Stephen House, constructed near its base in 1886, was the first hotel in the Rockies. Mt. Stephen has the distinction of being the first Canadian peak over 10,000 feet to be climbed. J. J. McArthur and his assistant T. Riley, both of the Dominion Topographic Survey, made the first ascent, carrying surveying gear, on September 9, 1887. Mary Vaux became the first woman to climb a 10,000er in Canada when she topped Mt. Stephen in July 1900. The peak was named in 1886 for Sir George Stephen, who was made president of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881, and thus was in charge during its construction. When Stephen was later knighted and took a peerage, he chose to name himself for the mountain he became Lord Mount Stephen.

Trip Reports within 1 km
24 2009.08.08 Mount Stephen North Ridge (not much ridge...) Route Morgan Blakley
55 2005.07.30 Mount Stephen North Ridge Route Tom Wolfe
24 null Stephen Southwest Ridge Route Graeme Pole


Paper Maps
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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Mount Stephen from Paget Lookout David Campbell
7 Mount Stephen from Burgess Pass David Wasserman

Placename Photos
10 Peaks to the South of the President Range Rick Collier
9 Cathedral Mountain Kevin Altheim
7 Mount Burgess and Friends Rick Collier
6 Looking South to Wapta Mountain from the Fifth Belay on Takakkaw Falls Rock Route Alex Joseph
3 Cathedral and Stephen from Paget Kevin Altheim
3 Cathedral Crags from Paget Peak Kevin Altheim
3 Paget Peak - View SW Kevin Altheim