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Pyriform Mountain  Alberta   #4348
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Highwood Range

Height: 2789 m -> 9150 feet
Prominence?: 396 m  
Line Parent?: Highwood Peak (6.6 km away, at bearing 292 degrees)
Greater Parent: Highwood Peak (7.0 km away)

Location:   50.52048,-114.69574     50:31:14, -114:41:45   11U 663342 5599039 (33 km W of Longview). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.10   AreaCode: FL04/FG29
Pyriform Mountain from the NE
Named for its pyramidal shape, this peak lies at the headwaters of Junction Creek. Access via trails up Junction Creek from the north (crossing the Sheep River may be difficult in the Spring), or via trails up Trap Creek from the south. See Daffern's "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - Vol 2"

Name Notes: Named in 1922 after the scientific term pyriform, which means "pear-shaped". When seen from the Stampede Ranch the "pear-shaped" profile is most prominent.

Trip Reports within 1 km
14 2000.09.16 Junction, Pyriform Backpack via Junction Creek Bob St.John


Paper Maps
1:50000Highwood & Cataract Creek - South Kananaskis Country Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
10 Pyriform Mountain from the NE Rick Collier