Pyramid Mountain (Alberta)

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Pyramid Mountain
Pyramid Mountain 053.jpg
West face
Elevation 2,766 m (9,075 ft)[1]
Prominence 761 m (2,497 ft)[2]
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Location
Pyramid Mountain is located in Alberta
Pyramid Mountain
Pyramid Mountain
Location in Alberta
Location Alberta, Canada
Range Victoria Cross Ranges
Coordinates 52°57′04″N 118°08′57″W / 52.95111°N 118.14917°W / 52.95111; -118.14917Coordinates: 52°57′04″N 118°08′57″W / 52.95111°N 118.14917°W / 52.95111; -118.14917[2]
Topo map NTS 83D/16
Climbing
First ascent George Kinney, guided by Conrad Kain[1]
Easiest route Scramble

Pyramid Mountain is a mountain in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, named for its pyramid-like shape. James Hector named the mountain in 1859 due to its appearance from the Athabasca River valley on the eastern side of the peak.[1]

Part of the Victoria Cross Ranges in the Athabasca River Valley the mountain is in the major headwater for the Athabasca River. The peak is just under 10 km (6 mi) north-west of the town of Jasper.

The mountain is a relatively easy scramble on the eastern slopes. These slopes can be reached by following a steep fire road from the parking lot at Pyramid Lake, 4.5 km (3 mi) South-East of the peak.

Pyramid Mountain from Pyramid Lake, August 2012


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Peakfinder. "Pyramid Mountain". Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Pyramid Mountain". Bivouac.com. http://www.bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=3457. Retrieved 2009-01-02.