Mount Hungabee

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Mount Hungabee
Mount Hungabee is located in Alberta
Mount Hungabee
Mount Hungabee
Location in Alberta
Highest point
Elevation 3,492 m (11,457 ft) [1]
Prominence 987 m (3,238 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°19′59″N 116°17′03″W / 51.33306°N 116.28417°W / 51.33306; -116.28417Coordinates: 51°19′59″N 116°17′03″W / 51.33306°N 116.28417°W / 51.33306; -116.28417[2]
Location Alberta-British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Bow Range
Topo map NTS 82N/08
First ascent 1903
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Mount Hungabee, officially Hungabee Mountain, is a mountain located on the boundaries of Banff National Park and Yoho National Park on the Continental Divide at the head of Paradise Valley. The peak was named in 1894 by Samuel Allen after the Stoney Indian (also known as Nakoda) word for "chieftain" as the mountain is higher than its neighbouring peaks.[1] The mountain can be seen from the Icefields Parkway (#93) in the upper Bow Valley.

Mt. Hungabee was first climbed in 1903 by H.C. Parker who was guided by Hans Kaufmann and Christian Kaufmann.[1]


The normal climbing route is via the west ridge (III 5.4) which features route finding challenges. Early summer is not recommended due to avalanche hazard from snow on the NW face.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Hungabee". Retrieved 2004-05-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Hungabee Mountain". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 

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