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Mount Daly  Alberta/British Columbia   #1678
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Waputik Icefield

Height: 3148 m -> 10328 feet
Prominence?: 408 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Balfour (6.9 km away, at bearing 314 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Balfour (7.0 km away)

Location:   51.52201,-116.39500     51:31:19, -116:23:42   11U 541974 5708051 (6 km NE of Takakkaw Falls). (15 km NE of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.09   AreaCode: FL16/FD29
First Ascent: 1903 J.H Batcheller, C.E. Fay, E. Tewes, C. Bohren, C. Hasler Sr.
Mount Daly from the Waputik Icefield
This peak is located on the south end of the Wapta Icefield and is on the continental divide, between Bath Glacier and Daly Glacier, 7 km SE of Mt. Balfour. It is a well known landmark as you complete the Wapta Icefield traverse, before descending into Sherbrooke lake.

Location Notes: On the 1:50K map it shows as a long north-south ridge, and it is hard to pick out the highest point. On BC Basemap, there are two peaks:

  North 3148m 51:31:19-116:23:42
  South 3146m 51:31:07-116:23:44

The north peak is the highest. BCGNIS has the location at 51:31:07-116:23:44,

Name Notes: Charles Fay named the peak for Joseph Francis Daly, who was President of the American Geographic Society in the late 1890s. The name was made official in 1916. In the first edition of Walter Wilcox's 1896 work, "Camping in the Rockies", the picture of Mt. Balfour is captioned "Mt. Daly."

Trip Reports within 1 km
27 2007.07.02 Mount Daly Northwest Ridge in Summer Route David Paynter


Paper Maps
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho 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
10 Mount Daly and Mount Niles from the Iceline Trail Klaus Haring
10 Mount Daly from the Waputik Icefield Rick Collier
5 Mount Daly and Takakkaw Falls from the Iceline Trail David Wasserman
3 The Peaks of the Wapta Rick Collier

Placename Photos
8 Crowfoot Mountain and the Wapta Icefields Eric Coulthard
5 Mount Saint Piran Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Niles from Paget Peak Kevin Altheim
3 Narao Peak - Storm Approaching Kevin Altheim
2 Narao Peak - view Northwest Kevin Altheim