Mount Balfour

Elevation (feet): 10,735
Elevation (meters): 3,272
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.565333
Longitude: -116.466064
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.