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Tornado Mountain  Alberta/British Columbia   #761
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / High Rock Range

Height: 3090 m -> 10138 feet
Prominence?: 950 m above Carnarvon Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Rae (76.4 km away, at bearing 343 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Rae (76.0 km away)

Location:   49.96694,-114.65452     49:58:01, -114:39:16   11U 668201 5537591 (20 km E of Elkford). NTS Mapsheet: 082.G.15   AreaCode: EL94/JG65
First Ascent: 1915 Interprovincial Boundary Commission
Tornado from the Southwest (Telephoto)
This peak is #45 in Prominence List for Alberta .Tornado Mountain lies about 50 km northeast of Fernie BC and about 100 km north of the border. It is in the High Rock Range and is the first peak over 10,000' north of the US border.

Name Notes: Named in 1915 by Morrison P. Bridgland in 1915 because, "Tornado Mountain is a storm centre of the locality and, on the occasion of two ascents, the party had narrow escapes." It has been climbed at least twice in winter, first by Don Peters, Einar Nelson in 1988, and then by Rick Collier et al. in 1992.

Trips within 1 km
21 1992.02.22 Tornado Mountain - Possible Second Winter Ascent Rick Collier
20 1988.02.20 Tornado Mountain - Possible First Winter Ascent Don Peters (Alberta)

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 Tornado Mountain from the South Rick Collier
10 Tornado from the Southwest (Telephoto) Rick Collier