Mount Edith

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Mount Edith
Mount Edith is located in Alberta
Mount Edith
Mount Edith
Location in Alberta
Elevation 2,554 m (8,379 ft)[1]
Prominence 192 m (630 ft)[2]
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Location
Location Alberta, Canada
Range Sawback Range
Coordinates 51°12′04″N 115°39′46″W / 51.20111°N 115.66278°W / 51.20111; -115.66278Coordinates: 51°12′04″N 115°39′46″W / 51.20111°N 115.66278°W / 51.20111; -115.66278[3]
Topo map NTS 82O/04
Geology
Type Limestone[1]
Age of rock Devonian[1]
Climbing
First ascent 1900 by J. Norman Collie and P. Stevens[2]
Easiest route Moderate/difficult scrambling for each peak

Mount Edith is a mountain located in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park. Situated in the Sawback Range, it comprises three limestone peaks (south, centre, north) with the southern peak being the highest followed by the centre and northern peaks respectively. All three peaks can be scrambled with the southern peak demanding the highest difficulty on the west side.[1]

The mountain was named in 1886 for Edith Orde who worked as an assistant to Lady Agnes Macdonald, the wife of Canada's first prime minister.[4][2]

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