Mount Patterson is located in Banff National Park in the Waputik Range. It is situated northeast of Peyto Lake and south of Mistaya Lake at the southern end of the Mistaya River Valley. The spine of the Continental Divide is less than 2 km to the west of this impressive bulky mountain which has hanging glaciers on its steep slopes. The scenic Icefields Parkway passes to the east, and Mount Patterson can be seen from the highway, but is best viewed to full advantage from the Peyto Lake overlook at Bow Summit. Patterson's position behind Peyto Lake when seen from the Peyto Lake overlook makes it one of the most photographed mountains in the Canadian Rockies, and therefore it can also be found on many calendar and postcard images. The mountain is named for John Duncan Patterson who was president of the Alpine Club of Canada from 1914 to 1920.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1924|
|First successful climber(s):||F.V. Field and W.O. Field|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary|
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