Photo by Kevin Altheim
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Edmonton|
Thanks to Craig Knelsen for adding this peak.
Mt. Wilcox is located in the upper Sunwapta River Valley within the Columbia Icefields area of Jasper NP. Wilcox's elevation pales in comparison to nearby Athabasca (3491m/11,454') and Andromeda but its strategic location and straightforward route make it a very worthwhile objective. For a modest elevation gain of 900m/2950', you are rewarded with some of the most spectacular views in the Rockies.
Moderate scrambling by the southeast ridge with some mild exposure near the top. The Wilcox Pass hiking trail simplifies the approach. Guidebook: "Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies" by Alan Kane.
The mountain was named by J. Norman Collie in 1898 after Walter Wilcox. Walter Wilcox, a Yale scholar, explored the Lake Louise area in the early 1890s.
Thanks to Craig Knelsen for this description.