Mount Cornwall

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Located southwest of Mount Glasgow and northwest of Outlaw and Banded Peaks. It is best known for the snowpatch that it maintains well into the hot dry summer months. In the spring this mountain can be covered with large amounts of late spring snow and when it consolidates makes for a great step kicking ascent and glissade on descent. It is the tallest of a group of 4 mountains that form an unamed subrange and has a prominence of 730m above Little Elbow Pass

It is usually ascended as a traverse from Glasgow to Banded or vica versa, but there is a route which approaches from the east and goes up the east face, and it can also be ascended from second major drainage along the Little Elbow Trail, thus gaining the Glasgow Cornwall Col.

It was named 1922 after the HMS Cornwall which was a cruiser in the Battle of the Falkland Islands during World War I.

Elevation (feet): 9,744
Elevation (meters): 2,970
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 50.7383
Longitude: -114.947
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1949
First successful climber(s): A. Choquette
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Calgary

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

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