Mount Babel

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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.

Elevation (feet): 10,174
Elevation (meters): 3,101
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.305556
Longitude: -116.1633
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1910
First successful climber(s): Hart, Wilson, Wheeler
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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