Castleguard Mountain

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Castleguard Mountain is located in northern Banff National Park near the border with Jasper National Park. It is situated along the Continental Divide at the southern end of the expansive Columbia Icefield. Its position provides panoramic views of many of the great peaks of the range such as Mount Bryce is to its south; Mount Columbia to its west; Snow Dome, Andromeda, and Athabasca to its north; and Mount Saskatchewan to its east. Castleguard was named by Arthur Wheeler in 1918 for its castle-like appearance and perceived guardianship over the southern portion of the Columbia Icefield. A prime vantage from which to see Castleguard Mountain is Parker Ridge which is an one hour hike on a good trail from the Icefields Parkway. This viewpoint also provides an excellent panorama of the Saskatchewan Glacier as it flows from the Columbia Icefield past the north slope of Castleguard into the North Saskatchewan River valley.

Elevation (feet): 10,138
Elevation (meters): 3,090
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.109984
Longitude: -117.25399
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1919
First successful climber(s): Interprovincial Boundary Commision
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

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