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Thorington Tower  Alberta   #378
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Winston Churchill Range

Height: 3155 m -> 10351 feet
Prominence?: 275 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Smythe (1.5 km away, at bearing 97 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Smythe (1.0 km away)

Location:   52.35769,-117.50275     52:21:28, -117:30:10   11U 465762 5800942 (20 km E of Fortress Lake). (70 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.05   AreaCode: FL27/DF50
First Ascent: 1967 D. Lashier, C. Raymond
A rock tower at the head of the north fork of Lynx Creek. The east ridge is the standard route, which involves several pitches of stiff Class 5 rock.

Name Notes: Named in 1954 after Dr. James Monroe (Roy) Thorington (1895-1989) who was a opthamologist from Philadelphia. He went on to become one of the most respected Alpine scholars of the time. This peak is located NW across the Conrad Icefield from Mount Conrad which was named for his dear friend Conrad Kain. Some of his many accomplishments were being an editor for the American Alpine Journal and president of the ACC in 1941. He also wrote early guidebooks for the Rocky Mountains and was involved in the series to the Interior Ranges of BC as well as being the author of Glittering Mountains in 1925, and the Purcell Range of BC in 1946

Trip Reports within 1 km


Paper Maps
1:100000Jasper and Maligne Lake 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

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10 Winston Churchill Range Panorama from Mount Woolley Eric Coulthard