Photo by Dow Williams
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1898|
|First successful climber(s):||C.L. Noyes, C.S. Thompson, G.M. Weed|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary|
|Convenient Center:||Lake Louise|
Thanks to Kevin Barton for adding this peak.
Mount Balfour, the king of the Wapta Icefield, is a beautiful and majestic peak. The peak is a popular objective for ski mountaineers in the spring and alpinists in the summer months. The south slopes are recommended for a winter ascent and a variety of lines are available in the summer. Mt. Balfour was named for a Scot botanist, John Hutton Balfour, who provided training for Dr. James Hector and support for the Palliser Expedition.
Thanks to Kevin Barton for this description.