| 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.