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Mount Fryatt  Alberta   #195
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3361 m <- 11026 feet
Prominence?: 1608 m above Athabasca Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Edith Cavell (16.3 km away, at bearing 323 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Edith Cavell (16.0 km away)

Location:   52.55029,-117.91038     52:33:01, -117:54:37   11U 438272 5822635 (11 km E of Simon River Camp). (38 km S of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.12   AreaCode: FL27/FJ51
First Ascent: 1926 J. Hickson; H. Palmer; H. Fuhrer
Mount Fryatt from the Southeast
This peak is #39 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #7 in Prominence List for Alberta .Located west of the Athabasca River, in Jasper National Park. This is a remote and exciting peak, taking at least one day for an approach, a day to climb, and a day to exit. It is a fairly complex peak and somewhat difficult. Although with some luck and good weather, one might ascend Fryatt without rope or pro, the possibilities for route-finding problems that could entail technical climbing are extensive; as well, one is likely to want to rappel the upper sections of the ascent rather than scramble them: Fryatt is a very enjoyable climb in magnificent surroundings, but it is not an ascent to be taken lightly. Although not as high, it is comparable to -- but slightly easier than -- the standard route on Assiniboine.

Name Notes: Named by the Alberta Boundary Commission for Charles Algernon Fryatt (1872-1916), who was the captain of the unarmed Belgian merchant ship, Brussels. Fryatt had used the Brussels to help evacuate many Allied troops from France during the First World War. His ship was captured by German U-boats and, according to navel records, Fryatt was accused of having attempted to ram a German submarine. Apparently, he was somewhat successful in this maneuver, a maneuver which violated the yet-lingering code of military chivalry that had informed most of the 19th century. Such a tactic was viewed as being exceedingly "unsportsmanlike". For his audacity in rescuing Allied troops and for his breach of military etiquette, Fryatt was summarily shot by his captors. *(Boles, et al., in Place Names of the Canadian Alps)

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
59 2012.08.26 Mount Fryatt via Geraldine Lakes Vern Dewit
42 1994.07.31 Fryatt - History and Two Routes Route Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:100000Jasper and Maligne Lake Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 Mount Fryatt from Skyline Trail (April) Robin Tivy
14 Southwest Face of Mount Fryatt II - Climbing Route Rick Collier
9 North Face of Mount Fryatt Rick Collier
8 Southwest Face of Mount Fryatt - Climbing Route Rick Collier
6 Mount Fryatt West Ridge Route Vern Dewit
5 Pika at Second Geraldine Lake David Wasserman
3 Mount Fryatt from the Southeast Dieter Kepper

Placename Photos
9 Mount Fryatt N4 from the Northeast Dieter Kepper
7 Mount Fryatt E5 Dieter Kepper
6 Mount Fryatt NE3 from the East Dieter Kepper
4 Mount Fryatt N4 from the Southeast Dieter Kepper