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Mount Andromeda  Alberta   #7
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Columbia Icefield

Height: 3450 m -> 11319 feet
Prominence?: 330 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Athabasca (2.4 km away, at bearing 71 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Athabasca (2.0 km away)

Location:   52.17388,-117.23614     52:10:26, -117:14:10   11U 483852 5780404 (85 km W of Nordegg). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.03   AreaCode: FL27/BC73
First Ascent: 1930 W. Hainsworth; J. Lehman; M. Strumia
Mount Andromeda - North Side
This peak is #20 on the Height List for Alberta .Mount Andromeda is located 2 km west of Mount Athabasca, on the ridge which divides the Saskatchewan Glacier from the Athabasca Glacier. This summit has many technical snow and ice routes. All routes to the summit are exposed and subjected to considerable rockfall or avalanche danger.

Name Notes: The mountain was named by Rex Gibson, former president of the Alpine Club of Canada, for the mythological daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia. As a young woman, she was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster after Cassiopeia had boasted that Andromeda was more beautiful than the nereids. However, she was rescued from this fate by Perseus, who married her.

The label is slightly misplaced on the BC Basemap, it is shown to be over the southwest summit, which is not as high as the northeast one.

Trips within 1 km
44 2016.04.16 One Day Ski Ascent on Andromeda (South Ridge) Vern Dewit
48 2015.04.19 Ski Ascent of Andromeda SW2 (Androlumbia) Vern Dewit
22 2000.08.16 Andromeda - Climbing in the Wild Wild West Pierre Signore
31 1966.08.16 1966 Ascent of Mount Athabaska Cliff Jennings
38 1966.08.15 1966 Ascent of Mt Andromeda Cliff Jennings
12 null Andromeda - East Ridge Route Pierre Signore
7 null Andromeda - North Face Route Pierre Signore
10 null Andromeda - Skyladder Route Route Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:75000Columbia Icefield Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Mount Andromeda - North Side Justin Brown
12 Avalanche! SW Ridge of Andromeda Justin Brown
11 Southside Glacier of Mount Andromeda David Wasserman
8 Sunrise on Andromeda David Wasserman
7 AA Col and Mount Andromeda Eric Coulthard
4 Mount Andromeda - NE Ridge Serguei Okountsev
4 Andromeda from the West Rick Collier
3 Mount Andromeda and Andromeda SW2 from the South Dieter Kepper
3 Mount Andromeda from the Southeast Dieter Kepper

Placename Photos
13 South Faces of Mount Andromeda and Mount Athabasca Eric Coulthard
13 Columbia Icefield Panorama from Tangle Ridge Eric Coulthard
12 Mount Saskatchewan (NW4, NW3) and area Panorama from Mount Andromeda Vern Dewit
11 Tangle Ridge and the Columbia Icefields Eric Coulthard
10 Wilcox Peak Panorama Ian Hunt
10 Terrace Mountain Panorama Eric Coulthard
10 Athabasca and Andromeda Steve Sproule
8 Farbus and area Panorama from Mount Andromeda Vern Dewit
8 Androlumbia (Andromeda SW2) Vern Dewit
8 Descent from Wilcox David Wasserman
7 Labelled Panorama from Castleguard, Part 2 David Wasserman
7 Descending Castleguard David Wasserman
5 Skyladder - Mt Andromeda Jason Dixon
5 Andromeda SW2 from the Southeast Dieter Kepper
5 Mount Athabasca from the East David Wasserman
5 Castleguard Mountain, Mount Andromeda, and Mount Athabasca Rick Collier
4 Looking West from Parker Ridge David Wasserman
4 Mount Andromeda from Athabasca Glacier Kevin Altheim
3 Athabasca-Andromeda (AA) col Jason Dixon