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Mount Kitchener  Alberta   #25
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Winston Churchill Range

Height: 3500 m -> 11483 feet
Prominence?: 300 m  
Line Parent?: North Twin (7.8 km away, at bearing 276 degrees)
Greater Parent: North Twin (8.0 km away)

Location:   52.21617,-117.32085     52:12:58, -117:19:15   11U 478079 5785130 (88 km E of Mica Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.03   AreaCode: FL27/CD12
First Ascent: Sunday July 03, 1927 A. Ostheimer; H. Fuhrer
North Face of Mount Kitchener
This peak is #10 on the Height List for Alberta .Located at the northeast end of the Columbia Icefield. Mount Kitchener is one of the peaks that ring the Columbia Icefield. The impressive north face of the mountain is bad rock, with no convenient bivi ledges, and typically takes more than 24 hours with a light pack from a bivi at the base.

Name Notes: The mountain was named after the Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850-1916) who became the foremost British military figure since the Duke of Wellington. He was commander in chief of India, then became field marshall in 1909. He was lost at sea when the cruiser HMS Hampshire hit a mine while on a mission to assist the military efforts of the Russians.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
25 1927.07.03 Stutfield Peak, Mount Kitchener - First Ascents: Alfred Ostheimer, Hans Fuhrer Keith Freeman


Paper Maps
1:75000Columbia Icefield 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 Mount Kitchener and the Sunwapta River at Dawn David Wasserman
7 Northwest Ramparts of Mount Kitchener Rick Collier
7 Mount Kitchener's Southeast Face from Mount Athabasca's North Glacier David Wasserman
6 North Face of Mount Kitchener Eric Coulthard
5 Kitchener From SE Ridge Tim Deutscher
4 Mount Kitchener from the Northeast Rick Collier
3 The Dome Glacier and Mount Kitchener Rick Collier

Placename Photos
13 Columbia Icefield Panorama from Tangle Ridge Eric Coulthard
11 Tangle Ridge and the Columbia Icefields Eric Coulthard
10 Wilcox Peak Panorama Ian Hunt
7 Snow Dome, Mount Columbia, Mount Kitchener, and North Twin Rick Collier
5 Snow Dome, the Dome Glacier, and Mount Kitchener David Wasserman