Mount Daly is situated on the continental divide on the border of Banff National Park and Yoho National Park. Daly is located in the Waputik Range at the south end of the Waputik Icefield. Daly has a long north-south trending summit ridge with a sheer cliff face on the east aspect. The Bath Glacier is situated below these east cliffs. On the west side of Daly is the Waputik Icefield which is the southern end of what becomes a succession of almost continuous icefields and glaciers stretching north to the Columbia Icefield. On the west flank of Mount Daly, the Daly Glacier meltwaters create Takakkaw Falls in the Yoho River Valley, the second-highest waterfall in western Canada. Mount Daly stands nearly directly across the Bow Valley from impressive Mount Hector. Daly can be seen from the Icefields Parkway which passes between these two mountains. The mountain is made of layered sedimentary rock which is typical of the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Daly was named by Charles E. Fay in 1898 for Charles P. Daly, the President of the American Geographical Society in the late 1890's. The name became official in 1916.
Mount Daly is located 11 kilometers northwest of Kicking Horse Pass. The standard approach is via the Sherbrooke Lake hiking trail west of Kicking Horse Pass along the Trans-Canada Highway at Wapta Lake. For information on the difficult scramble route on Mount Daly refer to "Scrambles In the Canadian Rockies" 3rd edition, by Alan Kane.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1903|
|First successful climber(s):||Batcheller, Fay, Tewes, Hasler, Bohren|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary|
|Convenient Center:||Banff AB, or Field BC|
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