Mount Kitchener at dawn from the Icefields Parkway
|Elevation||3,505 m (11,499 ft) |
|Prominence||280 m (920 ft) |
|Parent range||Winston Churchill Range|
|Topo map||NTS 83C/03 Columbia Icefield|
|First ascent||1927 by Alfred J. Ostheimer, guided by Hans Fuhrer|
|Easiest route||rock/snow climb|
Mount Kitchener is a mountain located within the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park, which is part of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain can be seen from the Icefields Parkway (highway 93) near Sunwapta Pass.
Mt. Kitchener was originally named Mount Douglas by J. Norman Collie after David Douglas. In 1916, the mountain was renamed Mount Kitchener, its present-day name, after Lord Kitchener, who had just been killed in World War I.
- SouthWest Slopes (Normal Route) I
- Grand Central Couloir V 5.9
- Ramp Route V 5.8
- 1975 Grand Central Couloir (V 5.9 WI5 1050m) by Jeff Lowe and Michael Weis (August 1975)
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Kitchener is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 degrees Celsius (−4 degrees Fahrenheit) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F).
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- Mount K2 PeakFinder
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- Mt. Kitchener on Peakware
- Mount Kitchener in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia.
- Parks Canada web site: Jasper National Park
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