Mount Saskatchewan (Alberta)

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Mount Saskatchewan
Mount Saskatchewan is located in Alberta
Mount Saskatchewan
Mount Saskatchewan
Highest point
Elevation 3,342 m (10,965 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,102 m (3,615 ft) [2]
Coordinates 52°06′06″N 117°05′42″W / 52.10167°N 117.09500°W / 52.10167; -117.09500Coordinates: 52°06′06″N 117°05′42″W / 52.10167°N 117.09500°W / 52.10167; -117.09500[2]
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Columbia Icefield
Topo map NTS 83C/03
Climbing
First ascent 1923 by Conrad Kain, W.S. Ladd, J. Monroe Thorington[2]
Easiest route technical climb
For the peak by this name in Kluane National Park, see Mount Saskatchewan (Yukon).

Mount Saskatchewan is a mountain located in the North Saskatchewan River valley of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada.

J. Norman Collie named the mountain in 1898 for the nearby Saskatchewan River.[2]

Lighthouse Tower[edit]

Mount Saskatchewan with magnified inset of Lighthouse Tower.

A 75-metre pinnacle unofficially named Lighthouse Tower (elevation 2,960 m (9,710 ft)) is located on the eastern ridge of the mountain.[1] It was first climbed in 1964 by G. Boehnisch and L. Mackay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Saskatchewan". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Mount Saskatchewan". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2009-01-02.