Dolomite Peak

Photo of Dolomite Peak

Photo by theyogiclimber

Details

Elevation (feet): 9127
Elevation (meters): 2782
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Rocky Mountains
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.675
Longitude: -116.375
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1930
First successful climber(s): Thorington and Kaufmann
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

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Description

Dolomite Peak is located in Banff National Park at the northern end of the Bow River Valley. It is situated east of Bow Lake and Crowfoot Mountain, and southeast of the Cirque Peak. The scenic Icefields Parkway passes below the west footing of Dolomite Peak, and its many towers of the summit ridge can be seen from several vantage points along the highway. These colorful jagged rock towers have a likeness to the Dolomite Range in the Alps of Italy which is how the mountain received it appropriate characteristic name. A small glacier resides on the north aspect of the mountain. Dolomite is a compact limestone which provides solid rock appreciated by rock climbers.

Refer to Scrambles In the Canadian Rockies, 3rd Edition, by Alan Kane for climbing route information.

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