Mount Hector (Alberta)

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Mount Hector
Mount Hector Alberta Canada 2014.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 3,394 m (11,135 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,759 m (5,771 ft) [1]
(Kicking Horse Pass)
Coordinates 51°34′24″N 116°15′30″W / 51.57333°N 116.25833°W / 51.57333; -116.25833Coordinates: 51°34′24″N 116°15′30″W / 51.57333°N 116.25833°W / 51.57333; -116.25833[1]
Mount Hector is located in Alberta
Mount Hector
Mount Hector
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/09
First ascent 1895
Easiest route rock/snow/glacier climb

Mount Hector is a mountain in Banff National Park, Canada. The mountain was named in 1884 by George M. Dawson after James Hector, a geologist on the Palliser Expedition.[2] The mountain is located beside the Icefields Parkway, 17 km (11 mi) north of Lake Louise.

The first ascent was made in 1895 by Philip S. Abbot, Charles Fay and Charles S. Thompson.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "British Columbia and Alberta: The Ultra-Prominence Page". Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 63. 

External links[edit]

Mount Hector from Fairview Mountain