Mount Cromwell

Photo of Mount Cromwell

Photo by theyogiclimber

Details

Elevation (feet): 10,925
Elevation (meters): 3,330
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.268788
Longitude: -117.393551
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1938
First successful climber(s): E. Cromwell, Cromwell Jr, North, Thorington, E. Feuz Jr
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff or Jasper

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Description

Mount Cromwell is located in southern Jasper National Park, two kilometers north of Mount Stutfield, and west of the Sunwapta River Valley. Cromwell is situated at the north end of the Stutfield Glacier which in turn lies at the northern extreme of the expansive Columbia Icefield. Cromwell is part of the Winston Churchill Range along with other nearby titans of this range such as Alberta, Kitchener, Woolley, Snow Dome, and Mushroom Peak. Mount Cromwell can be seen from the Icefields Parkway, weather permitting.

Mount Cromwell was named by J. Monroe Thorington (member of the first ascent team name) for Oliver Eaton Cromwell who was an American climber who made many first ascents in the Canadian Rockies, including this one.

The normal ascent route is made via the south ridge. Refer to "Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies" by Sean Dougherty for information on more technical routes on Mount Cromwell.

Prominence: 360 meters.

Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.