Mount Wilcox (Alberta)

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Mount Wilcox
Wilcox Peak
Mount Wilcox, Alberta.jpg
Mount Wilcox seen from Wilcox Pass
Highest point
Elevation 2,884 m (9,462 ft) [1]
Prominence 509 m (1,670 ft) [2]
Coordinates 52°14′40″N 117°14′20″W / 52.24444°N 117.23889°W / 52.24444; -117.23889
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Columbia Icefield, Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83C/03
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Mount Wilcox (also known as Wilcox Peak) is a mountain in Alberta, Canada.

Athabasca Glacier, from near the summit of Mount Wilcox
Mount Wilcox seen from Athabasca Glacier.

It is located in Jasper National Park right beside the Columbia Icefield visitor centre. The mountain was named by J. Norman Collie in 1898 after Walter D. Wilcox, an early explorer of the Canadian Rockies.

Mount Wilcox is a moderate scramble from Wilcox Pass. Because of its location, it provides one of the best views of the Athabasca Glacier.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wilcox Peak". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Mount Wilcox". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2007-05-30.