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Mount Warspite (Robinson)  Alberta   #834
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Spray Mountains

Height: 2860 m -> 9383 feet
Prominence?: 240 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Black Prince (2.4 km away, at bearing 307 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount French (8.0 km away)

Location:   50.68134,-115.21592     50:40:53, -115:12:57   11U 626040 5615908 (8 km NW of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (43 km S of Exshaw). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.11   AreaCode: FL05/GC81
First Ascent:  unknown
Warspite - Closeup of Northeast Face
Mount Warspite is located north of the Kananaskis lakes, between Mount Invincible and Mount Black Prince. This peak is almost a diamond shape on the map. Its SE ridge connects with Invincible, and its northwest ridge connects with the higher unnamed peak to the west, and then Black Prince. Note that there is an equal contour unnamed peak just 1 km west.

Name Notes: The peak was named in 1917 after the HMS Warspite which was a 32,000 ton battleship which fought in the Battle of Jutland during World War I. Nicknamed "The Old Lady," she survived the battle and went on to serve in World War II as well. The area of Mount Warspite, Mount Invincible, and Mount Indefatigable is referred to as Mount Robinson on George Dawsonâa'¬a"˘s 1886 map of the Rockies.


1. Northwest Slopes difficult scramble. There is a difficult scrambling route which ascends the north and west slopes of the moutain which can be accessed from the Trail to Black Prince Cirque and Lakes. The route is the descent for climbers that traverse north from Mount Indefatigable or Invincible to attain Warspite.

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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
11 Warspite - Closeup of Northeast Face Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
4 Warspite and Black Prince from the East Amy Presse
3 Mount Warspite Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Warspite - view SW Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Warspite - view SE Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Warspite - view West Kevin Altheim