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Mount Edith Cavell  Alberta
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3363 m -> 11033 feet
Prominence?: 2007 m above Fortress Pass
Line Parent?: Mount King Edward (68 km away, at bearing 147 degrees)

Location:   52.66718,-118.05708     52:40:02, -118:03:25   11U 428516 5835773 (10 km N of Simon River Camp). (24 km S of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.09   AreaCode: FL28/GA65
First Ascent: 1915 A. Gilmour; E. Holway
Mount Edith Cavell in April from Skyline Trail
This peak is #36 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #3 in Prominence List for Alberta .Mount Edith Cavell, with its broad rocky summit, is located in Jasper National Park near the Icefield Parkway. It is a very popular mountain, its popularity attributable in part to its accessability.

Name Notes: Mount Edith Cavell was originally called Mount Fitsbugh till World War 1 when it was renamed. Edith Louisa Cavell (December 4, 1865 - October 12, 1915) is one of the few famous heroines of World War I. Edith Cavell was born at Swardeston in Norfolk, where her father was rector, in 1865; she trained as a nurse. In 1907, she was appointed matron of the Berkendael Institute in Brussels in Belgium. When World War I broke out, the hospital was taken over by the Red Cross. Nurse Cavell is alleged to have helped hundreds of soldiers from the allied forces to escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands, in violation of military law. In 1915, she was arrested and court-martialled by the Germans for this offence. She made no defence and was shot at dawn on October 12, becoming a popular martyr and entering British history as a heroine. The execution took place at the tir national, a State military site (today a memorial, near the State televison buildings), where she was buried. Edith Cavell's case became an important article of British propaganda throughout the war. The German medical officer assisting was the expressionist poet Gottfried Benn (1886-1956), who gave an account of the event.

The night before her execution she told the English chaplain, who had been allowed to see her, "I realise that patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." These words are inscribed on her statue in St. Martin's Place, near Trafalgar Square in London.

After the war Edith Cavell was reburied in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral. In 1916, Mount Edith Cavell in the Canadian Rockies was named in her honour. An important hospital of Brussels bears her name, too.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
60 2006.07.22 East Ridge - Edith Cavell Henrik Hinkkala
31 1993.08.06 Edith Cavell Northwest Ridge - Route Description Route Robin Tivy
67 1993.07.31 Fraser River - Tonquin Valley Traverse Klaus Haring
16 null Edith Cavell - East Ridge Route Pierre Signore

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Paper Maps
1:100000Jasper and Maligne Lake Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies (Explorer's Map and Guide) Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
24 Mount Edith Cavell in April from Skyline Trail Robin Tivy
11 Mount Edith Cavell and the Cornice at the Notch David Wasserman
10 North Face of Mount Edith Cavell Ed Cooper
7 Mount Edith Cavell from the North Eric Coulthard
7 Upper Slopes of Mount Edith Cavell Ian Hunt
6 Upper East Ridge, Edith Cavell Doug Artman
6 Angel Glacier from Cavell Meadows David Wasserman
6 Mount Edith Cavell from the South Dieter Kepper
5 Angel Glacier David Wasserman
5 Mount Edith Cavell Massif from the south Dieter Kepper
5 Descending the West Ridge of Mount Edith Cavell Cam Shute
5 Mount Edith Cavell Seen from Whistlers Peak Ed Cooper
5 Angel Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell Ed Cooper
4 Upper East Ridge on Mount Edith Cavell Alex Joseph
4 Mount Edith Cavell from the West (Verdant Pass) Dieter Kepper
4 Angel Glacier from the Northeast Kevin Altheim
4 Upper Angel Glacier and Cavell Lake from Mount Edith Cavell Scott Fiddes
4 Mount Edith Cavell and Jasper Ed Cooper
4 Mount Edith Cavell Dieter Kepper
3 Mount Edith Cavell from the West Dieter Kepper
3 Mount Edith Cavell Seen from Southeast, and Athabasca River Ed Cooper

Placename Photos
14 Edith Cavell and Throne Mountain from the Skyline Trail David Wasserman
9 View past Vertex Peak Klaus Haring
5 Southern Outlier of Mount Edith Cavell from the West Dieter Kepper