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Crowsnest Mountain  Alberta   #749
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 2785 m -> 9137 feet
Prominence?: 925 m above Allison-South Racehorse Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Erris (22.1 km away, at bearing 338 degrees)
Greater Parent: Tornado Mountain (30.0 km away)

Location:   49.70347,-114.57337     49:42:12, -114:34:24   11U 674968 5508489 (9 km NW of Coleman). NTS Mapsheet: 082.G.10   AreaCode: EL94/HF07
First Ascent: 1904 Tom Wilson-guided by Christian Hasler sr., Friedrich Michel (AAJ 4-315)
Snow covered Crowsnest Mountain and Seven Sisters Mountain from the East
This peak is #52 in Prominence List for Alberta .A striking summit due to its soaring faces and isolated nature. Geologically speaking it is quite interesting and is known as a klippe. In layman's terms it is a bit of older rock that has 'floated' eastward from the main divide on a strata of younger rock. From a mountaineering perspective, it is a long scree slog to the summit. There is one steep step that requires some scrambling (protected in the late 80's by a dubious bolt and quarter inch polypropolene rope). However the views out onto the prairies are well worth the trudge up.

Name Notes: Like the pass, river, highway, etc it was named after a sighting of nesting ravens in the area by Captain Blakiston during his explorations.

Trip Reports within 1 km
36 2013.06.29 Crowsnest Mountain scramble Dave van Zeyl

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Crowsnest Mountain, the Seven Sisters, and 'The Window' Mike Whittaker
9 Snow covered Crowsnest Mountain and Seven Sisters Mountain from the East Alex Joseph
9 Crowsnest Mountain and the Seven Sisters Kevin Altheim
7 Crowsnest Mountain and The Seven Sisters from the East Rick Collier
7 Crowsnest Mountain from the Southeast Rick Collier
7 Seven Sisters and Crowsnest Mountain Sandra McGuinness
6 Crowsnest Mountain Rick Collier
6 Crowsnest Mountain Mike Whittaker

Placename Photos
7 Mount Tecumseh Mike Whittaker
6 Gould Dome Mike Whittaker