Fossil Mountain (Alberta)


Fossil Mountain (Alberta)

Infobox Mountain
Name = Fossil Mountain
Photo =
Caption =
Elevation = convert|2946|m|ft|0 [http://www.peakfinder.com/peakfinder.asp?PeakName=Fossil+Mountain Fossil Mountain on Peakfinder] ]
Location = flag|Alberta CAN
Range = Slate Range
Prominence =
Coordinates = coord|51|30|15|N|116|02|40|W|type:mountain_region:CA|display=inline,title
Topographic
NTS 82N/09
First ascent = 1906
Easiest route = scramble

Fossil Mountain is a mountain located south of Skoki Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada. The mountain was named in 1906 after the numerous fossils that can be found on its slopes.

Fossil Mountain is the site of the first known skiing fatality in the Canadian Rockies. On April 7 1933, Raymond Paley died in a slab avalanche when he attempted to ski down the mountain after skiing almost to the top.

Routes

The scrambling route ascends easy screen slopes from Deception Pass. Due to these easy slopes, the mountain is sometimes ascended in winter by skiers.

References

External links

* [http://www.dowclimbing.com Fossil Mountain Route Beta] - Dow Williams

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