- Fossil Mountain (Alberta)
Name = Fossil Mountain
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
Coordinates = coord|51|30|15|N|116|02|40|W|type:mountain_region:CA|display=inline,title
First ascent = 1906
Easiest route = scramble
Fossil Mountain is a
mountainlocated south of Skoki Mountainin 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 Paleydied in a slab avalanchewhen he attempted to ski down the mountain after skiing almost to the top.
The scrambling route ascends easy screen slopes from Deception Pass. Due to these easy slopes, the mountain is sometimes ascended in winter by skiers.
* [http://www.dowclimbing.com Fossil Mountain Route Beta] - Dow Williams
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