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Observation Peak  Alberta   #1719
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Murchison Group

Height: 3174 m -> 10413 feet
Prominence?: 659 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Loudon (19.4 km away, at bearing 4 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Loudon (19.0 km away)

Location:   51.74220,-116.46645     51:44:32, -116:27:59   11U 536838 5732501 (8 km N of Bow Lake). (38 km N of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.09   AreaCode: FL16/HE46
First Ascent: 1895 Bill Peyto, Walter D. Wilcox (App 9-19,25)
Observation Peak's West flank
Located on the long ridge between the Icefields Parkway (Bow Pass) and the Dolomite Creek. It is SE of Silverhorn. The peak is flat on top, and has three ridges which are evenly spaced NW, NE and S. Can be ascended up the slopes from near Bow Pass.

Name Notes: Named in 1898 by C.L. Noyes who climbed it in 1899 and found it to be the best viewpoint he had reached.

Trip Reports within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:70000Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway 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
10 North Face of Observation Peak Eric Coulthard
8 Observation Peak East Aspect Eric Coulthard
7 Observation Peak's West flank Benoit Landry
4 Observation Peak in Winter Rick Collier