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Mount Oates  Alberta/British Columbia   #481
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Hooker Icefield

Height: 3110 m -> 10203 feet
Prominence?: 285 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Scott (1.9 km away, at bearing 306 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Scott (2.0 km away)

Location:   52.43884,-118.03338     52:26:20, -118:02:00   11U 429755 5810351 (16 km S of Simon River Camp). (49 km S of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.08   AreaCode: FL28/EA33
First Ascent: Thursday July 03, 1924 A.J.Ostheimer, Strumia, Thorington, Conrad Kain
A rocky peak 2 km SE of Mount Scott, at the NE corner of the Hooker Icefield.

Name Notes: Named by G.E. Howard in 1913 after Captain Lawrence E.G. Oates (1880-1912), a member of the ill fated British Navy expedition to the south pole, led by Captain Scott. On the return march, Oates sacrificed himself by walking out of the tent to his certain death during a blizzard, telling the others not to come looking for him as he "may be some while". Unfortunately the rest of the expedition also perished. The story was recorded in Scott's Journal.

Note that in many of the Alpine Journal articles 1924, 1928 by J Munroe Thorington, the peak is referred to as Mount Gates. (Someone must have mis-read the "O" for a "G".

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