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

Height: 3619 m -> 11873 feet
Prominence?: 819 m above Woolley Pass
Line Parent?: North Twin (8 km away, at bearing 158 degrees)

Location:   52.28791,-117.47649     52:17:16, -117:28:35   11U 467499 5793169 (23 km SE of Fortress Lake). (77 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.06   AreaCode: FL27/CE87
First Ascent: 1925 S. Hashimoto; H. Hatano; T. Hayakawa; Y. Maki; Y. Mita; N. Okabi; J. Weber; H. Fuhrer; H. Kohler
Alberta West Face
This peak is #4 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #83 in Prominence List for Alberta .Mount Alberta is the sixth highest peak of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It's situated in Jasper National Park, 80 km southeast of the town of Jasper. The grim and forbidding summit faces the Columbia Icefield across the narrow gorge of Habel Creek, towering about 2300 m above the Athabasca River. Its base was reached by way of Fortress Lake in 1901 by the German explorer, Jean Habel. Photographs of the peak created widespread interest among mountaineers and it was first ascended in 1925 by a party of Japanese accompanied by three professional guides. The next ascent was not made until 1948, and the mountain remains one of the most formidable in the Canadian Rockies, largely because technical difficulty and loose rock.

Name Notes: Named in 1898 by J. Norman Collie. Alberta, HRH Princess Louise Caroline who was Queen Victoria's daughter. She was wed to the marquis of Lorne, the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.

Trip Reports within 1 km
41 1989.08.07 An Ascent of Mt. Alberta Rick Collier
69 1981.08.26 The Japanese Route on Mount Alberta Orvel Miskiw

Comments

Paper Maps
1:75000Columbia Icefield 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
18 Mount Alberta: Downclimbing into the Notch David Wasserman
13 Mount Alberta Northwest Aspect John Scurlock
11 Mount Alberta - North Face John Scurlock
10 Alberta West Face John Scurlock
9 Another Shot of the East Face of Alberta Rick Collier
7 Mount Alberta from North Ridge of Mount Woolley Marc Desrochers
7 North Face of Alberta Rick Collier
7 Mount Alberta's Japanese Route: the Last Pitch David Wasserman
6 Mount Alberta East Face Overview Will Gadd
5 A Triad of Eleven-Thousanders: Alberta, Woolley, Diadem Rick Collier
5 Mount Alberta from the East Rick Collier
5 On the Summit Ridge of Mount Alberta David Wasserman
4 Mount Alberta from Wilcox Peak David Wasserman
4 The West Face of Mount Alberta Steve Sheriff
3 Mount Alberta from the West Dieter Kepper

Placename Photos
17 Mount Woolley Panorama Dave Stephens
13 Columbia Icefield Panorama from Tangle Ridge Eric Coulthard
12 Winston Churchill Range Panorama from Sunwapta Peak Eric Coulthard
11 Panorama from Woolley including Mount Alberta, Palmer S2 and Palmer Vern Dewit
10 Wilcox Peak Panorama Ian Hunt
9 Little Alberta and Surrounding Peaks Vern Dewit
7 Mount Woolley and Mount Alberta from Diadem Ian Hunt
5 Looking North from Fresnoy Mountain toward South Twin Rick Collier