Mount King Edward

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Mount King Edward
Mount King Edward is located in Alberta
Mount King Edward
Mount King Edward
Location in Alberta
Highest point
Elevation 3,490 m (11,450 ft) [1]
Prominence 770 m (2,530 ft) [2]
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Coordinates 52°09′23″N 117°31′10″W / 52.15639°N 117.51944°W / 52.15639; -117.51944Coordinates: 52°09′23″N 117°31′10″W / 52.15639°N 117.51944°W / 52.15639; -117.51944[3]
Geography
Location Alberta-British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83C/04
Climbing
First ascent 1924 by J.W.A. Hickson, Howard Palmer, guided by Conrad Kain[1]
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Mount King Edward is a mountain located at the head of the Athabasca River valley in Jasper National Park, Canada. Mt. King Edward is situated on the Continental Divide with Mt. Columbia 5½ km east. The mountain was named in 1906 by Mary Schäffer after King Edward VII.[1]

Mt. King Edward should not be confused with King Edward Peak, 2,789 m (9,150 ft), just north of the US border, although it too was named after King Edward.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mount King Edward". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2004-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Mount King Edward". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Little Alberta". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 

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