Mount Wister

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Mount Wister
Mount Wister Grand Teton NP1.jpg
Mount Wister
Highest point
Elevation11,495 ft (3,504 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence690 ft (210 m) [1]
Coordinates43°42′07″N 110°49′01″W / 43.70194°N 110.81694°W / 43.70194; -110.81694Coordinates: 43°42′07″N 110°49′01″W / 43.70194°N 110.81694°W / 43.70194; -110.81694[2]
Mount Wister is located in Wyoming
Mount Wister
Mount Wister
Location in Wyoming
Mount Wister is located in the United States
Mount Wister
Mount Wister
Location in the United States
LocationGrand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent rangeTeton Range
Topo mapUSGS Grand Teton
First ascent1928 by Phil Smith

Mount Wister (11,495 ft or 3,504 m) is located in the Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[3] The peak is located 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Taggart Lake and to the south of Avalanche Canyon.

The mountain is named after famed author Owen Wister, an early visitor to the area. Mount Wister was first climbed by Phil Smith in 1928.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Wister, Wyoming". Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  2. ^ "Mount Wister". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  3. ^ Grand Teton, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  4. ^ Jackson, Reynold G. "Chapter 16: Park of the Matterhorns". A Place Called Jackson Hole. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
Mount Wister centered between Buck Mountain (left) and South Teton (right)