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Mount Olive  Alberta/British Columbia   #1673
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Wapta Icefield

Height: 3126 m -> 10256 feet
Prominence?: 156 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Gordon (1.6 km away, at bearing 249 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Gordon (2.0 km away)

Location:   51.61114,-116.49161     51:36:40, -116:29:30   11U 535203 5717912 (7 km S of Bow Lake). (24 km N of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.09   AreaCode: FL16/GE19
First Ascent: 1927 M. Cropley, F.A. Gambs, N.L. Goodrich, L. Grassi
On the continental divide between St. Nicholas Peak and Balfour Pass. Vulture Col is immediately southwest. There are two summits separated by an easy stretch of ridge. The north summit seems slightly higher.

Name Notes: The peak was named in 1898 by H.B. Dixon, for his wife. Another source states that the name comes from the drab green shales in the peak.

Trips within 1 km
14 null Gordon - East Ridge - Ski Traverse Route Graeme Pole
13 null Olive - West Face Ski Route Route Graeme Pole
13 null Olive - North Ridge Ski Route Route Graeme Pole


Paper Maps
1:70000Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Mount Olive from Northwest Reid Holmes
7 Mount Olive from the North David Wasserman
7 Mount Olive and the Wapta Icefield Eric Coulthard
6 Mount Olive and St Nicholas Peak David Wasserman

Placename Photos
12 Wapta Icefield from the North Eric Coulthard
12 Mount Oliver Vern Dewit
10 Mount Balfour Panorama and the Wapta Traverse Klaus Haring
4 Mount Olive from the Vulture Glacier Neil Hutchinson
3 Mount Olive Andrew Siefert
3 Mount Olive, Mount Gordon, and St. Nicholas Peak Andrew Siefert