Mount Babel is located in Banff National Park 1 km from the boundary with Kootenay National Park near the Lake Louise area. It is situated immediately east of the Continental Divide in The Valley of the Ten Peaks, or Wenkchemna Valley. It is part of the Bow Range and Wenkchemna Peaks which tower above Moraine Lake which is northwest of Mount Babel. The scenic Moraine Lake was formed by a rock slide off Mount Babel that dammed Moraine Creek. Mount Babel is immediately north of Mount Fay and the Fay Glacier. The sheer rock of the East Face of Mount Babel abruptly rises 1000 meters above the Consolation Valley providing great local relief when viewed from the east or north. Mount Babel can be seen from the road that approaches Moraine Lake, or from afar along Highway 1. The Tower of Babel is a quartzite feature on the north aspect of the mountain visible to tourists from Moraine Lake.
Refer to Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies by Sean Dougherty for climbing route information.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1910|
|First successful climber(s):||Hart, Wilson, Wheeler|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary|
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