Mount Edith

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Mount Edith
Mount Edith is located in Alberta
Mount Edith
Mount Edith
Location in Alberta
Highest point
Elevation 2,554 m (8,379 ft) [1]
Prominence 192 m (630 ft) [2]
Listing Mountains of Alberta
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]
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Sawback Range
Topo map NTS 82O/04
Age of rock Devonian[1]
Mountain type Limestone[1]
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]


  1. ^ a b c d Alan Kane (1999). Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies. Rocky Mountain Books. pp. 201–202. ISBN 0-921102-67-4. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Edith". Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Mount Edith". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Mount Edith". Retrieved 2009-02-22.