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Lipalian Mountain  Alberta   #5499
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Slate Range

Height: 2682 m -> 8799 feet
Prominence?: 152 m  
Line Parent?: Redoubt Mountain (4.4 km away, at bearing 15 degrees)
Greater Parent: Redoubt Mountain (21.7 km away)

Location:   51.42908,-116.09785     51:25:45, -116:05:52   11U 562717 5697928 (18 km NE of Lake O'Hara). (6 km E of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/EA29
First Ascent:  unrecorded
5 km WNW of Protection Mountain, 5 km SSW of Redoubt Mountain. Unfortunately marred by trappings of the Lake Louise ski area and by a radio repeater on its summit.

Name Notes: Named in 1958 by William C. Gussow after the Lipalian which was a geologic era conceived by Charles Walcott to explain non-conformity in sedimentary strata. Walcott assigned the non-conforming rocks to an era of supposed non-marine origin. The theory was soon debunked but this mountain's name endured.

Trip Reports within 1 km
24 2006.10.23 Autumn Ascents of Unity Peak and Lipalian Mountain Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway 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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Placename Photos
9 Unity Peak from the Northeast David Wasserman
6 South End of Redoubt Lake and Escarpment David Wasserman