Mount Nestor

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Mount Nestor is located at the southeast end of the Goat Range and west of Spray Lakes. It is named after the HMS Nestor which was a destroyer

in the Battle of Jutland during WWI.

The aesthetic east ridge is home to a grade II route which is detailed in Dougherty's Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies and is climbed

quite often. There is also a scrambling route on the south slopes which is moderate but has a difficult finish crossing a gap between the main peak and the isolated summit, where a fall would certainly be fatal.

The best bet for the scramble route is to avoid the upper portion of the route above the basin as described in Kanes scrambles book and instead head directly up the south face when you reach the basin. There are plenty of good solid slabs which make for a quick ascent and it is not as steep as it looks.

Elevation (feet): 9,744
Elevation (meters): 2,970
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 50.9283
Longitude: -115.365
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1913
First successful climber(s): Interprovincial Boundary Commission
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Calgary/Canmore

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

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