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Mount Kerkeslin  Alberta   #442
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Maligne Range

Height: 2950 m -> 9678 feet
Prominence?: 730 m above Maligne Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Mary Vaux (27.2 km away, at bearing 111 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Unwin (21.0 km away)

Location:   52.64890,-117.82657     52:38:56, -117:49:36   11U 444080 5833535 (18 km NE of Simon River Camp). (31 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.12   AreaCode: FL27/GI42
First Ascent: 1926 F.H. Slark, guided by J. Weber.
Mount Kerkeslin and SE5 (Windy Castle)
Mount Kerkeslin towers above the Athabasca River, south of Jasper, and is the highest peak in the Maligne Range. It is at the end of a long ridge projecting northwest from the rest of the Maligne Range, it is very impressive both from the Icefields Parkway, and also from the east side. It is located at the S end of the Maligne Range on the E side of the Athabasca River.

Name Notes: Named by James Hector in 1859 on the Palliser expedition, but no record was kept as to the source of the name.

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Paper Maps
1:100000Jasper and Maligne Lake Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
11 Mount Kerkeslin Massif Dieter Kepper
10 Mount Kerkeslin and SE5 (Windy Castle) Vern Dewit

Placename Photos
8 View North above the Athabasca River Valley, from the Columbia Icefield Eric Coulthard