Mount Andromeda (Alberta)

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Mount Andromeda
Mount Andromeda-Athabasca Glacier.jpg
Mt. Andromeda from the Athabasca Glacier
Highest point
Elevation 3,450 m (11,320 ft) [1]
Prominence 330 m (1,080 ft) [2]
Coordinates 52°10′36″N 117°13′54″W / 52.17667°N 117.23167°W / 52.17667; -117.23167Coordinates: 52°10′36″N 117°13′54″W / 52.17667°N 117.23167°W / 52.17667; -117.23167[2]
Mount Andromeda is located in Alberta
Mount Andromeda
Mount Andromeda
Location in Alberta
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83C/03
First ascent 1930 by W.R. Hainsworth, J.F. Lehmann, M.M. Strumia[1]
Easiest route rock/glacier/snow climb

Mount Andromeda is located within the Columbia Icefield on the boundary of Banff and Jasper national parks. The mountain can be seen from the Icefields Parkway (#93) near Sunwapta Pass and is directly southwest of Mount Athabasca.

Mt. Andromeda was named in 1938 by Rex Gibson, former president of the Alpine Club of Canada, after Andromeda, the wife of Perseus.[1]


There are several mountaineering and climbing routes on Andromeda. The Skyladder is the normal and very popular glacier route.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Mount Andromeda on PeakFinder
  2. ^ a b "Mount Andromeda". Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

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