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Mount Tyrwhitt

Coordinates: 50°34′56″N 115°00′58″W / 50.58222°N 115.01611°W / 50.58222; -115.01611
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Mount Tyrwhitt
Mount Tyrwhitt's north face with Grizzly col to the left
Highest point
Elevation2,874 m (9,429 ft)[1][2][3]
Prominence216 m (709 ft)[4]
Parent peakMount Pocaterra (2941 m)[4]
Coordinates50°34′56″N 115°00′58″W / 50.58222°N 115.01611°W / 50.58222; -115.01611[5]
Mount Tyrwhitt is located in British Columbia
Mount Tyrwhitt
Mount Tyrwhitt
Location in eastern British Columbia
Mount Tyrwhitt is located in Alberta
Mount Tyrwhitt
Mount Tyrwhitt
Mount Tyrwhitt (Alberta)
ProvincesAlberta and British Columbia
DistrictKootenay Land District[5]
Parent rangeElk Range
Topo mapNTS 82J11 Kananaskis Lakes[5]
First ascent1915 by the Interprovincial Boundary Commission[4]
Easiest routeScramble (Moderate)[3]

Mount Tyrwhitt is a mountain in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada located between Highway 40 and Elk Pass in the Elk Range of the Canadian Rockies, west of the Highwood Pass parking lot in Kananaskis Country and south east of Upper Kananaskis Lake. Located on the Continental Divide, it is also therefore on the border between British Columbia and Alberta which follows the Divide in this area.

The mountain was named in 1918 after First Admiral Reginald Tyrwhitt, a senior officer in the Royal Navy during the First World War.[5]


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  1. ^ Kananaskis Lakes (Map). 1:50,000. Cochrane, AB: Gem Trek Publishing. 1998. § D5. ISBN 1-895526-24-8. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  2. ^ "Mount Tyrwhitt". cdnrockiesdatabases.ca. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  3. ^ a b Kane, Alan (2016). "Mount Tyrwhitt". Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies (3rd ed.). Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books. Kindle Edition. ISBN 978-1-77160-098-9.
  4. ^ a b c "Mount Tyrwhitt". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  5. ^ a b c d "Mount Tyrwhitt". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-06-12.

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