Pilot Mountain (Alberta)

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Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain from Pilot Pond
Highest point
Elevation 2,935 m (9,629 ft) [1]
Prominence 302 m (991 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°11′15″N 115°49′30″W / 51.18750°N 115.82500°W / 51.18750; -115.82500Coordinates: 51°11′15″N 115°49′30″W / 51.18750°N 115.82500°W / 51.18750; -115.82500[1]
Pilot Mountain is located in Alberta
Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain
Location in Alberta
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Massive Range
Topo map NTS 82O/04
First ascent 1885 by the GSC[1][2]
Easiest route Difficult scramble

Pilot Mountain is a mountain in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located southeast of Redearth Creek and directly west of the Trans-Canada Highway.

The mountain was named in 1884 by George M. Dawson, for its location is where the Bow Valley changes direction, thus affording distant views of the mountain all along the valley.

Pilot Mountain can be scrambled on the northwest face by someone with good routefinding skills. Nearby Mount Brett (2,984 m (9,790 ft)) can be ascended from a ridge off the western slopes of Pilot Mountain.


  1. ^ a b c Peakfinder. "Pilot Mountain". Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Pilot Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

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