Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain
Photo by Kevin Altheim, all rights reserved.

Located in the Massive Range between Mount Brett and Copper Mountain on the west side of the Trans Canada Highway. There is a difficult rated scramble which uses the northwest slopes and ridge, but is only difficult once the ridge proper is attained at the pinnacle where the real scrambling starts. Approach using the Red Earth Creek Fire Road then head up one of the drainages to the northwest slopes. The pinnacle and ridge are obvious as you ascend.

Named in 1884 by George M. Dawson because it is visible from long distances down the Bow Valley and was used as a reference for travellers to know their position in the valley.

Elevation (feet): 9,692
Elevation (meters): 2,954
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.1878
Longitude: -115.825
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1885
First successful climber(s): Geological Survey Party
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Calgary/Canmore