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Mount Rae  Alberta   #755
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 3225 m -> 10581 feet
Prominence?: 1330 m above West Elk Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Joffre (19.5 km away, at bearing 237 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Joffre (20.0 km away)

Location:   50.62296,-114.97450     50:37:23, -114:58:28   11U 643271 5609856 (13 km E of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (47 km SW of Bragg Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.10   AreaCode: FL04/GJ27
Mount Rae from Storm (Kananaskis)
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.

Trips within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:50000Kananaskis Lakes Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Helicopter Rescue on Mount Rae David Wasserman
7 Rae from Arethusa Kevin Altheim
6 Mount Rae from Storm (Kananaskis) Kevin Altheim
5 Rae Glacier Myk Kurth
4 Mt. Rae crampon dangle Myk Kurth
4 Mount Rae from the East Rick Collier
3 Mt. Rae - upper Rae Glacier to SW Ridge Myk Kurth

Placename Photos
6 Elpoca Mountain from below Piper Pass Greg Jones
5 Northwest from Shunga-la-she Rick Collier
4 Mount Rae - View West Kevin Altheim
3 Mt. Rae, view to the west Kyle Martens
3 Mount Rae - route Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Indefatigable - View East Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Rae - Ptarmigan Cirque Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Rae - View West SW Kevin Altheim