Mount Fay

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Mount Fay
Mount Fay Banff 2009.jpeg
Mount Fay seen from Moraine Lake
Highest point
Elevation 3,235 m (10,614 ft) [1]
Prominence 389 m (1,276 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°17′58″N 116°09′43″W / 51.29944°N 116.16194°W / 51.29944; -116.16194Coordinates: 51°17′58″N 116°09′43″W / 51.29944°N 116.16194°W / 51.29944; -116.16194
Mount Fay is located in Alberta
Mount Fay
Mount Fay
Location on Alberta and British Columbia border
Location Alberta / British Columbia
Parent range Bow Range
Topo map NTS 82N/08
First ascent 1904 Gertrude Benham, Christian Kaufmann[1]
Easiest route South-West Face

Mount Fay is a mountain located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain forms part of the backdrop to Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks of Banff National Park. It was named in 1902 by Charles E. Fay, an early explorer of the Canadian Rockies. He was a member of the party who attempted Mount Lefroy in 1896 when the first mountaineer to be killed in the Canadian Rockies occurred.[1]

Notable ascents[edit]

  • 1984 East Face (V/VI 5.8 WI5) of Mount Fay, Canadian Rockies, FA by Barry Blanchard, David Cheesmond and Carl Tobin.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Fay". Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Mount Fay". Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Mount Fay". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. ^ Blanchard, Barry (Summer 2011). "Sanctum". Alpinist. Jeffersonville, VT, USA: Height of Land Publications. 2011 (35): 68–73. ISSN 1540-725X.