Mount Victoria

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Photo of Mount Victoria
Photo uploaded by theyogiclimber

Anyone who visits Lake Louise won't miss Mt Victoria and Victoria Glacier. The mountain rises almost 5000 feet higher than Lake Louise, and sits directly behind the lake if you are looking from the left side of Chateau Lake Louise. Mt Victoria is on the Continental Divide, and is the highest peak in the area. It should be a tough climb because is is snow- and ice-covered year-round, along with a big glacier.

Elevation (feet): 11,365
Elevation (meters): 3,464
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta/British Columbia
Latitude: 51.376924
Longitude: -116.307106
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1897
First successful climber(s): Collie, Fay, Michael, Sarbach
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Lake Louise

Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 10 trip reports for Mount Victoria.

  • Log #13005 - by justin mckibbin on Sep 03, 20033.00 stars
    Incredible weather. I have never done a funner mountain. The ridge was spectacular. Climbed with Niels and Tom.
  • Log #13006 - by Rene Boisselle on Jan 29, 20033.00 stars
    Great day, lots of avalanches on the way down.
  • Log #13007 - by Pat Roskey on Jan 21, 20033.00 stars
    This was the greatest physical accomplishment of my life. We took the route which crosses the Victoria - Huber glacier.I was with a group from Sunshine Village ski area. Our guide was a ski...
  • Log #13008 - by smith ken on Nov 21, 20023.00 stars
  • Log #13009 - by Geoff Ruttan on Mar 20, 20003.00 stars
    Great Peak. Lots of snow when we climbed it. Starting trudging threw knee deep snow just above Lake Oesa. All that snow, equaled a much longer time then normal becasue of having to break trail.
  • Log #13010 - by Alan Kane on Jan 10, 20003.00 stars
    This is a very popular mountaineering climb, done from Abbott Pass via Lake O'Hara. Mt Lefroy, beside it is equally popular ascent up 45 degree snow/ice face from same hut. I did Victoria (and...
  • Log #13011 - by Dale Kolsan on Jan 06, 20003.00 stars
    I wouldn't attempt to climb Mt Victoria - I thought it looked very pretty towering behind Lake Louise. It is one of the most beautiful mountains in the Canadian Rockies, and having Lake Louise in...
  • Log #18805 - by Eric Lepage on Feb 14, 20063.00 stars
    Well, here I was up at Abbott Pass Hut getting my stuff together with our alpine guide and another member of our party ( 3 in all ) at 3:00 A.M. It had snowed heavily the few days before up on the...
  • Log #21172 - by Frank Reddick on Feb 04, 20083.00 stars
    We went up the ridge from Abbott Pass up to the South (main) summit. One of the best ridge climbs I've ever done. It is quite exposed, but I went with a guide which made it fun. Great views in all...
  • Log #22492 - by ondmand on Nov 17, 20143.00 stars
    Classic route, overnight at Abbott Pass - summit at 12:30.