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Mist Mountain  Alberta   #752
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 3139 m -> 10299 feet
Prominence?: 487 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Rae (8.9 km away, at bearing 329 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Rae (8.9 km away)

Location:   50.55416,-114.90957     50:33:15, -114:54:34   11U 648080 5602335 (19 km SE of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (46 km W of Turner Valley). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.10   AreaCode: FL04/FJ50
First Ascent: 1946 Donald King, Blaney Brothers (3)
Mist Mountain - Southeast Face
A large mountain which forms the S end of the Misty Range. The E and W sides are quite steep, and the vertical ribs of the E face usually retain snow well into the summer months. The mountain can be scrambled via the NW ridge or the SW ridge from the Mist Lipsett col.

Name Notes: It was named in 1884 by George M. Dawson. Dawson named both the mountain and the Misty Range after he experienced a long period of bad weather while on the western slopes of the range.

For a period in the 1940's for several summers Donald King and some of his friends would camp on the summit and shoot flares into the sky at night. Many people in the area would gather on hilltops and other places to view the spectacle.

Trips within 1 km


Paper Maps
1:50000Highwood & Cataract Creek (Kananaskis Country) Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 Mist Mountain Kevin Altheim
7 Mist Mountain - Southeast Face Greg Jones
7 Mist Mountain from the Southeast Rick Collier
7 Mist from the Southeast Kevin Altheim
3 Mist Mountain in Winter Rick Collier

Placename Photos
7 Mount Lipsett from the North Kevin Altheim