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Mistaya Mountain  Alberta/British Columbia   #1691
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Waputik Mountains

Height: 3096 m -> 10157 feet
Prominence?: 366 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Baker (5.3 km away, at bearing 189 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Baker (5.0 km away)

Location:   51.71224,-116.58619     51:42:44, -116:35:10   11U 528590 5729114 (10 km NW of Bow Lake). (36 km N of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.10   AreaCode: FL16/HF18
First Ascent: Friday July 21, 1933 H.S. Kingman, J.M. Thorington, Conrad Kain
Mistaya Mountain above the Delta Glacier
On the continental divide, 2km SSE of Barbette Mountain; 3 km NW of Caldron Lake.

Name Notes: The origin of the name, given in 1901, is disputed. Most sources state that the name is Stoney for "grizzly bear." (The Mistaya River had originally been called Bear Creek. The name was changed to avoid duplication.) One source says that the name is Stoney for "much wind."

Trip Reports within 1 km
46 2008.08.02 Scrambling Adventures from Caldron Lake Camp Eric Coulthard
14 null Patterson - West Slopes Route Graeme Pole
15 null Mistaya - South Ridge 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
12 Scramble Routes up Mistaya Mountain Eric Coulthard
12 Mistaya Mountain and Mount Patterson Sandra McGuinness
9 Mistaya Mountain above the Delta Glacier Eric Coulthard
8 Caldron Lake Headwall and Mistaya Mountain Eric Coulthard
3 Mistaya Mountain, the First Ascent Route Lee Thompson

Placename Photos
12 Wapta Icefield from the North Eric Coulthard