This peak is #13 in Prominence List for Alberta .Located northeast of Highwood Pass, northwest of Storm Mountain (Kananaskis), and directly south of Elbow Lake at Elbow Creek. With its lofty height it is the highest mountain visible from Calgary, and for many their first scramble over 10,000 feet.
The mountain can be scrambled on the south slopes and ridge out of Ptarmigan Cirque. Take the trail to Ptarmigan Cirque which is approximately 2.2km long, and the route starts at the northwest (back) end of the cirque. There is a small glacier on the northwest aspect called the Rae Glacier which can be approached from Elbow Lake on a 2.7km trail.
Name Notes: It was named by John Palliser in 1859 for Dr. John Rae, a doctor from the Orkney Islands who came to Canada in 1833 to work for the Hudson's Bay Company. He was natural in the wilderness, and gained a reputation as a strong hunter and showshoer. He later went on to undertake several major Arctic Expeditions between the years of 1846 and 1854.