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Marmolata Mountain (Centre Peak)  British Columbia   #5362
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Bugaboo Group

Height: 3019 m -> 9905 feet
Prominence?: 149 m  
Line Parent?: Pigeon Spire (1.3 km away, at bearing 325 degrees)
Greater Parent: Pigeon Spire (1.0 km away)

Location:   50.72112,-116.78197     50:43:16, -116:46:55   11U 515391 5618836 (46 km W of Edgewater). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.10   AreaCode: FL06/HH28
First Ascent: Thursday August 00, 1930 Conrad Kain; P. Kaufmann; E. Cromwell
A nunatak which sits in the center of the Bugaboo Glacier, projecting up about 100 meters. It is one of three "nunataks" referred to by Doctor Longstaff on his 1910 expedition to explore the area. Climbs are Class 4 and up - descents require a double rappel. Much of the rock is infrequently climbed due to wetness.

Marmolata, and its sister peak Hounds Tooth, are highly visible from the parking lot for the trail into Kain Hut. Many climbers have gazed in awe at this panorama while performing the ritual wrap of their vehicle with chicken wire before hiking into the park.

Name Notes: Named in 1930 by Eaton Cromwell because he thought it looked similar to the highest of the Italian Dolomites.

Trip Reports within 1 km
48 2005.07.24 KMC 2005 Climbing Camp - The Vowells Doug Brown
10 null Pigeon Spire - West Ridge Route Toby Johnson


Paper Maps
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

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Placename Photos
10 Rock Ridge, Sextet Ridge, and Hound's Tooth Dean Richards
9 Looking West to the Bugaboos from Mount Ethelbert Dean Richards
5 Looking West to the Bugaboos from Frenchman Mountain Dean Richards
4 Snowpatch Spire Seen from Bugaboo Spire, 1958 Ed Cooper
2 The Marmolata Kyle Martens
2 Bugaboo Glacier & Hounds Tooth Dan Hay