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Mount Indefatigable (Robinson)  Alberta   #832
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Spray Mountains

Height: 2667 m -> 8750 feet
Prominence?: 198 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Invincible (1.8 km away, at bearing 312 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Warspite (4.0 km away)

Location:   50.65338,-115.17184     50:39:12, -115:10:19   11U 629230 5612875 (4 km N of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (45 km S of Exshaw). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.11   AreaCode: FL05/GB57
First Ascent: 1901 Walter D. Wilcox
Mount Indefatigable from the South
Located SE of Mount Invincible and directly N of Upper Kananaskis Lake. The south peak is a popular scramble, and the north peak is also a common objective. The usual route follows the Mount Indefatigable Trail; most of the way for the south peak and continuing past the end for the north peak. The trail follows the ridge on the east side of the mountain.

Name Notes: Mount Indefatigable was named in 1917 after a British battle cruiser HMS Indefatigable which blew up and sunk during the battle of Jutland during World War I. It was the first ship to be sunk during the battle and was hit by 5 shells which were fired from the German Battleship Vonder Tann. In the end only 2 of the total crew (957 or 1015 depending on source used)survived the explosion and sinking. The area of Mount Warspite, Mount Invincible, and Mount Indefatigable is referred to as Mount Robinson on George Dawson's 1886 map of the Rockies.

1. Joy 5.6, 10p, trad. Mt. Indefatigable possesses a gigantic slab that simply begs to be climbed. The rock quality is above average to stellar. The classic Joy (5.6, 10 pitches) route is the trade route and most people's objective.

Trips within 1 km
28 2006.06.18 The joy of the Joy, 5.6 10 pitches on Mount Indefatigable Alex Joseph
20 2001.08.05 Mount Indefatigable - Joy Route Route Raymond Cormier


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
9 Hidden Lake and Mount Indefatigable David Wasserman
8 Mount Indefatigable Slabs, Featuring Joy Reid Holmes
5 Looking down Joy Mike Warren
3 Mount Indefatigable from the South David Wasserman

Placename Photos
10 Hidden and Upper Kananaskis Lakes from the Aster Lake Trail David Wasserman
7 Upper Kananaskis Lake, Mount Sarrail, and Mount Foch David Wasserman
4 Mount Rae - View West Kevin Altheim
3 Elk Valley Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Indefatigable - View East Kevin Altheim