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Mount Richardson  Alberta   #1782
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Slate Range

Height: 3086 m -> 10125 feet
Prominence?: 922 m  
Line Parent?: Lychnis Mountain (10.7 km away, at bearing 98 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Saint Bride (12.0 km away)

Location:   51.49583,-116.12250     51:29:45, -116:07:21   11U 560915 5705331 (19 km E of Sherbrooke Lake). (9 km NE of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/EB92
First Ascent: 1909 L.L. Delafield, L.M. Earle, R. Aemmer, E. Feuz Jr.
This peak is #53 in Prominence List for Alberta .The highest point of the complex of peaks lying west of the Skoki valley and north of Boulder Pass. It is a rocky peak with a small glacier on its east face, and various ridges sprawling out in every direction. The long northwest ridge is called Merlin Ridge, the northeastern ridge is the Wall of Jericho, the eastern ridge extends out to Ptarmigan Peak and its southern ridge includes a minor summit called Whitehorn. The whole complex is sometimes referred to as the "Slate Range".

Name Notes: Named by James Hector in 1859, for Sir John Richardson, surgeon and naturalist on Franklin's Arctic expeditions.

Trip Reports within 1 km
63 2005.09.05 A Delicious Feast of Summits! (9 Skoki Peaks in 72 Hours) Vern Dewit
16 null Pika - Northwest Arete Route Graeme Pole
28 null Richardson - South Face - Traverse Route Graeme Pole


Paper Maps
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine 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
12 Lake Louise from the Plain of Six Glaciers David Wasserman
10 Mount Richardson: North Face Rick Collier
9 Merlin Meadows and Mount Richardson David Wasserman

Placename Photos
12 Ptarmigan Peak and Ptarmigan Lake David Wasserman
9 Merlin Lake and Mount Richardson David Wasserman
8 Pika Peak and Hidden Lake from the Southwest Mitch Sulkers