Mount St. Piran
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
Mount Saint Piran is located in the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park. Mount St. Piran is two kilometers east of Mount Niblock and one kilometer northwest of Lake Agnes. It is situated in the Bow Range three kilometers east of the Continental Divide. The gentle slopes of Mount St. Piran can easily been seen from Lake Louise, or from afar along Highways 93 and 1. The peak was named in 1894 by Samuel Allen for Saint Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall, England. Willoughby John Astley, who hailed from Cornwall, was the first manager of Chateau Lake Louise. (see also Mt. Allen)
The normal route is via a trail which branches off from the Lake Agnes trail. Similar to the hike up the trail on Fairview Mountain, the ascent takes approximately half a day from the trailhead near Chateau Lake Louise and gains about 900 meters. The summit offers good views of Mount Temple, Fairview Mountain, Mount Aberdeen, Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria, Whyte, Niblock, Daly, Hector, and many more.
Refer to Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, 3rd Edition, by Alan Kane for additional climbing route information.
Prominence: 187 meters
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.