Mount Aylmer

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Mount Aylmer
Mt Aylmer 1994.jpg
Mount Aylmer, August 1994
Highest point
Elevation3,162 m (10,374 ft) [1]
Prominence1,142 m (3,747 ft) [2]
Coordinates51°19′30″N 115°25′54″W / 51.32500°N 115.43167°W / 51.32500; -115.43167Coordinates: 51°19′30″N 115°25′54″W / 51.32500°N 115.43167°W / 51.32500; -115.43167[2]
Geography
Mount Aylmer is located in Alberta
Mount Aylmer
Mount Aylmer
Parent rangePalliser Range
Topo mapNTS 82O/06
Climbing
First ascent1889 by J.J. McArthur[1]
Easiest routemoderate scramble on SW

Mount Aylmer is a mountain in Banff National Park, Canada. At 3,162 m (10,374 ft), it is the highest point of the Palliser Range and the entire East Banff Ranges of the Canadian Rockies;[3] the mountain was named in 1890 by J.J. McArthur after his hometown of Aylmer, Quebec.[1][4]

The summit can be climbed via scrambling. Anyone who reaches the summit is rewarded with not only a great view of Lake Minnewanka but also a summit registry box. Names collected in this box are entered into the archives of the Whyte Museum in Banff.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Aylmer". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2005-11-10.
  2. ^ a b "Mount Aylmer". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2005-11-10.
  3. ^ "Mount Alymer". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2006-09-27.
  4. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 14.
  5. ^ "Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies". Retrieved 2009-02-24.

External links[edit]

Mount Aylmer (centered), Lake Minnewanka (lower right)