Mount Alberta

Photo of Mount Alberta

Photo by Edwina Podemski

Details

Elevation (feet): 11874
Elevation (meters): 3619
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Rocky Mountains
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.288008
Longitude: -117.476463
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1925
First successful climber(s): Yuko Maki and party with , H. Fuhrer, H. Kohler , and J. Weber
Nearest major airport: Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta
Convenient Center: Jasper, Alberta

Description

Mount Alberta is a high mountain with a broad, majestic summit crest. Its summit towers almost 8,000 feet above the Athabaska River, and the moutain is steep on all sides. Much of the terrain on the mountain is made up of loose rock and falling stones. This is perhaps the most difficult climb of the Canadian Rockies, and was the last of the major summits there to be successfully ascended.

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