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Mount Kitchener
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Mount Kitchener at dawn from the Icefields Parkway
Mount Kitchener is located in Alberta
Mount Kitchener
Elevation 3,505 m (11,499 ft)[1]
Location  Alberta  Canada
Range Sir Winston Churchill Range
Prominence 280 m (919 ft)
Coordinates 52°13′00″N 117°19′15″W / 52.2166667°N 117.32083°W / 52.2166667; -117.32083Coordinates: 52°13′00″N 117°19′15″W / 52.2166667°N 117.32083°W / 52.2166667; -117.32083
Topo map NTS 83C/03 Columbia Icefield
First ascent 1927 by Alfred J. Ostheimer, guided by Hans Fuhrer
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Mount Kitchener is a mountain located within the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park, which is part of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain can be seen from the Icefields Parkway (#93) near Sunwapta Pass.

Mt. Kitchener was originally named Mount Douglas by J. Norman Collie after David Douglas. In 1916, the mountain was renamed to its present day name after Lord Kitchener, who had just been killed in World War I.

Contents

Routes

  • SouthWest Slopes (Normal Route) I
  • Grand Central Couloir V 5.9
  • Ramp Route V 5.8

Notable ascents

  • 1975 Grand Central Couloir (V 5.9 WI5 1050m) by Jeff Lowe and Michael Weis (August 1975)[2]

References

  1. ^ Peakfinder. "Mount Kitchener". http://www.rmbooks.com/peakfinder/peakfinder.ASP?PeakName=Mount+Kitchener. Retrieved 2007-08-31.  
  2. ^ Lowe, Jeff (1976). "The Cold Dance Review". American Alpine Journal 1976 (New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club) 20 (50): 326–333.  

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