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Mount Palmer  Alberta   #377
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Winston Churchill Range

Height: 3150 m -> 10335 feet
Prominence?: 270 m  
Line Parent?: Thorington Tower (1.3 km away, at bearing 64 degrees)
Greater Parent: Thorington Tower (1.0 km away)

Location:   52.35252,-117.52032     52:21:09, -117:31:13   11U 464561 5800376 (19 km E of Fortress Lake). (70 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.05   AreaCode: FL27/DF52
First Ascent: 1953 G. Harr, Mr. And Mrs. Mildenhall, G. Roberts, R. Van Aken (CAJ 37-107)
A double summit at the head of the north fork of Lynx Creek. The east ridge is the standard route.

Name Notes: Named after Howard Palmer who was an American Mountaineer that did some of the earlier climbing in the Selkirk Mountains with E.W.D. Holway and in the Rocky Mountains. Together Palmer and Holway were responsible for much of the initial exploration in the Selkirks from 1908 to 1912, and they made the first ascent of Mount Sir Sandford after huge struggles on approach. In fact, most of their trips were into very rugged country through very thick underbrush and forests. After many years in the Selkirks he turned his attention to the Canadian Rockies, sometimes with J.W.A. Hickson and was involved in twelve first ascents.

Palmer himself was said to be very knowledgable about Captain Cook's voyages and collected antique clocks, of which he was capable of fixing and had over one hundred of them in his collection.

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8 Mount Palmer Eric Coulthard

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12 Winston Churchill Range Panorama from Sunwapta Peak Eric Coulthard