Popes Peak

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Pope's Peak is located in the Lake Louise area on the boundary of Banff National Park and Yoho National Park. Pope's Peak is located three kilometers north of Mount Victoria, two kilometers west of Mount Whyte, and east of Cathedral Mountain. It is situated on the Continental Divide in the same cirque occupied by Mount Aberdeen, Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria, Niblock, and Whyte. The east face of Pope's Peak can be seen from Fairview Mountain, or from below on the Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail, or from afar along Highways 93 and 1. The peak was named for John Henry Pope who was Minister of Railways and Canals when the mountain was named in 1887. Pope had been involved in the acquisition of funding for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The normal route is via the North Face. Refer to Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies by Sean Dougherty for information on climbing routes on Pope's Peak. (page 102)

Elevation (feet): 10,377
Elevation (meters): 3,163
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta/British Columbia
Latitude: 51.402633
Longitude: -116.294918
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1903
First successful climber(s): George Collier, Joseph Collier, Christian Kaufmann guide
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

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