The Three Sisters (Alberta)
|The Three Sisters|
The Three Sisters reflected in the Bow River
|Elevation||2,936 m (9,633 ft) |
|Parent range||South Banff Range, Canadian Rockies|
|Topo map||NTS 82O/03|
|First ascent||1887 by J.J. McArthur|
In the traditional language of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney) the peaks are also referred to as the three sisters. However, the name refers to a story of Ĩ-ktomnĩ, the old man or trickster, who would promise 'three sisters' in marriage whenever he was in trouble.
|Big Sister (Faith)||2,936||9,632||1887|
|Middle Sister (Charity)||2,769||9,084||1921|
|Little Sister (Hope)||2,694||8,840||1925|
Big Sister is a moderate scramble on southwestern slopes while Middle Sister is an easy scramble from Stewart Creek. Little Sister is a more difficult ascent requiring technical climbing skills. The Three Sisters Traverse is an obscure and dangerous climb seldom done.
Media related to Three Sisters (Alberta) at Wikimedia Commons
- PeakFinder. "The Three Sisters". Archived from the original on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
- Tourism Canmore and Kananaskis. "About Canmore and Kananaskis". Archived from the original on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
- Will Gadd. "Three Sisters Traverse Notes". Retrieved 2017-09-13.
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