Mount Richardson

Mount Richardson claims the title as the highest mountain in the Slate Range within Banff National Park. The Slate Range is named for the primary rock (slate) of the compact group of mountains in the area northeast of Lake Louise resort. Mount Richardson is situated west of Pika Peak, Ptarmigan Peak and northeast of the convergence of the Pipestone and Bow Rivers. The Pipestone River Valley separates Mount Richardson from Mount Hector to the northwest. The mountain was named in 1859 by James Hector after Sir John Richardson, naturalist and Arctic explorer.

The standard scramble route starts at Hidden Lake in grizzly bear country. Refer to Scrambles In the Canadian Rockies, 3rd Edition, by Alan Kane for climbing route information.

Elevation (feet): 10,125
Elevation (meters): 3,086
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.495011
Longitude: -116.121626
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1911
First successful climber(s): L.L. Delafield, Edward Feuz Jr
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Lake Louise Village

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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