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.
|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|
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