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Mount Hector  Alberta   #1727
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Murchison Group

Height: 3394 m <- 11135 feet
Prominence?: 1759 m above Kicking Horse Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Victoria (22.2 km away, at bearing 189 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Goodsir (43.0 km away)

Location:   51.57499,-116.25887     51:34:30, -116:15:32   11U 551359 5714029 (16 km NE of Sherbrooke Lake). (18 km N of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.09   AreaCode: FL16/FC75
First Ascent: 1895 P. Abbot; C. Fay; C. Thompson
Mount Hector - Hector (North) Glacier
This peak is #31 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #4 in Prominence List for Alberta .Mount Hector is one of the easiest of the 11,000 peaks in the Rockies, and can be seen from many places on the Highway as one drives up the Bow Valley from Banff to Lake Louise. From this angle, it is an impressive tower of rock and vertical cliffs. However from the more gentle glaciers of the north, it can usually be ascended as a day trip. It is located just east of the Bow River valley as it heads north toward its source at Bow Lake, west of Bow Pass. On the east of Hector is the Bow River Valley.

Name Notes: Mount Hector was named for James Hector, a geologist who accompanied the well known Palliser Expedition in 1858. It was named in 1884 by George M Dawson, who worked on the International Boundary Survey of 1872 to 1876.

However it was not climbed for another 37 years when in 1895 Philip S. Abbot, Charles Fay and Charles S. Thompson climbed it.

Trips within 1 km
37 2007.08.01 Plan C, an Attempt on Mount Hector Klaus Haring
48 1999.07.31 Mount Hector - North Glacier Route Kevin Altheim
18 1984.03.12 Mount Hector (Winter Ascent) Rick Collier

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field David Wasserman

Paper Maps
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
17 Mount Hector - Hector (North) Glacier Reid Holmes
10 Mount Hector from above Molar Pass David Wasserman
7 Mt. Hector from the Summit of Mt. Andromache, 1887 Graeme Pole
7 Hector from the Northeast Rick Collier
7 Hector from the North-Northeast Rick Collier
7 Hector from the North Rick Collier
7 Mount Hector from the East David Wasserman
7 Mount Hector from the Northwest Eric Coulthard
7 Mount Hector from Panorama Ridge David Wasserman
6 Mount Hector from Devon Mountain Graeme Pole
6 Mount Hector Final Peak Robin Tivy
5 Mount Hector and the Bow Valley Kevin Altheim
5 Dolomite Peak - View Southeast Kevin Altheim
4 The Upper Hector Glacier and Summit of Mount Hector Rick Collier
4 Mount Hector from above Molar Meadows Julian Ehlers
4 Mount Hector - North Glacier Route Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Hector - Approach Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
8 Northeast Face of Cataract Peak Rick Collier
8 Mount Hector from upper glacier Zoran Vasic
8 Looking West from the North Slopes of Cataract Peak Rick Collier
6 Bow Valley North of Panorama Ridge David Wasserman