Mount Chephren

Elevation (feet): 10,741
Elevation (meters): 3,274
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.840126
Longitude: -116.681671
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1913
First successful climber(s): J.W.A. Hickson, E. Feuz Jr.
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Jasper

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

Located directly west of the Icefields Parkway above Chephren Lake and north of Howse Peak, it has an impressive east face which rises over 1600m from the valley floor. The east face is home to 3 extreme Grade V 5.8+ Alpine Routes, and there is a scrambling route up the south slopes which gain the west ridge.

It was originally named Pyramid Mountain in 1897 by J. Norman Collie who also named White Pyramid. Around 1918 the government tendered the prominent mountaineer J.M Thorton to come up with a different name because there was already a mountain northwest of Jasper named Pyramid Mountain. After careful research about Egypt, he named the peak Chephren, who was the fourth pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt. Chephren was also the builder of the second of the three Great Pyramids.

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