Mount Crandell

Photo of Mount Crandell

Photo by theyogiclimber

Details

Elevation (feet): 7812
Elevation (meters): 2381
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Rocky Mountains
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 49.077296
Longitude: -113.927622
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Cardston

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Description

Mount Crandell is centrally located in Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta, Canada. Waterton Park adjoins Glacier National Park in Montana and together are designated as the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park. Mount Crandell is also called Crandell Mountain, and is visible from many vantage points in the area. The mountain provides stunning panoramic vistas including a view from Bears Hump that looks south down the Upper Waterton Lake toward the Waterton townsite and Mount Cleveland in the distance.

Originally known as Sheep Mountain, it was renamed for Calgarian businessman Edward Henry Crandell, who was involved in an ill-fated attempt to strike it rich with oil in this area. He was elected as a Calgary alderman on the town council and served as President of the Calgary Conservative Association. Crandell becme one of the most successful and wealthiest businessmen in Calgary.

Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.

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