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Crowsnest Mountain  Alberta
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

Comments
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