Mount Blakiston

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Mount Blakiston
Mount Blakiston.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,910 m (9,550 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,149 m (3,770 ft) [2]
Coordinates 49°05′39″N 114°02′06″W / 49.09417°N 114.03500°W / 49.09417; -114.03500Coordinates: 49°05′39″N 114°02′06″W / 49.09417°N 114.03500°W / 49.09417; -114.03500
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Flathead Range
Topo map NTS 82G/01
Climbing
Easiest route Moderate scramble

Mount Blakiston is a mountain in the southwestern corner of Alberta, Canada and the highest point within Waterton Lakes National Park. The mountain is situated in the Clark Range, north of Lineham Creek and south of Blakiston Creek. The Lineham Creek hiking trail passes along the foot of the southern slopes of the mountain and for capable scramblers, Blakiston's rubbly but steep southern slopes provide a suitable line of ascent.

Blakiston's closest neighbours include Mount Hawkins 2,685 m (8,809 ft) directly to the west along a connecting ridge and Mount Lineham 2,728 m (8,950 ft) to the south.

The mountain was named in 1858 for Thomas Blakiston, a member of the Palliser Expedition.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Blakiston". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Blakiston". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 21.