Mount Baldy (Alberta)

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Mount Baldy
Mount Baldy from over Barrier Lake
Highest point
Elevation 2,192 m (7,192 ft) [1]
Prominence 348 m (1,142 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°00′42″N 115°02′54″W / 51.01167°N 115.04833°W / 51.01167; -115.04833Coordinates: 51°00′42″N 115°02′54″W / 51.01167°N 115.04833°W / 51.01167; -115.04833[2]
Mount Baldy is located in Alberta
Mount Baldy
Mount Baldy
Location in Alberta
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Fisher Range
Topo map NTS 82O/03
Easiest route Easy scramble to North peak moderate to others.

Mount Baldy is a mountain located in the Kananaskis River valley alongside Highway 40 in the Canadian Rockies.

During World War II, prisoners in a nearby internment camp were occasionally permitted to make the ascent of Mt. Baldy as long as they promised to return.[1] A University of Calgary research centre now occupies the former location of the camp.[2][3]

Up until 1984, when it was given its current day official name, it was commonly referred to as Barrier Mountain, due to its proximity to Barrier Lake.



  1. ^ a b "Mount Baldy". Retrieved 2005-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Baldy". Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Field Station Facilities". Biogeoscience Institute. University of Calgary. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 

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