Roche à Perdrix

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Roche à Perdrix
Roche a Perdrix.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,135 m (7,005 ft) [1]
Prominence 168 m (551 ft) [2]
Coordinates 53°12′45″N 117°48′10″W / 53.21250°N 117.80278°W / 53.21250; -117.80278
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Fiddle Range
Topo map NTS 83F/04
Climbing
Easiest route moderate scramble

Roche à Perdrix is a mountain in Alberta's Rockies, Canada.

It is located south of Highway 16 on the eastern border of Jasper National Park, and is part of the Fiddle Range, one of the easternmost ranges of the Canadian Rockies. It is one of the first mountains upon entering the park from the east and is directly on the park border. In French, perdrix means partridge and roche means rock. The name is a reference to the rock foliations, which resemble a partridge's tail feathers.[1]

It was named by the Reverend George Grant in 1872. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b PeakFinder. "Roche à Perdrix". Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Roche a Perdrix". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  3. ^ Birrell, Dave (2000). 50 Roadside Panoramas in the Canadian Rockies. Rocky Mountain Books. ISBN 0-921102-65-8.