Mount Cromwell
3330m (10926ft.)

Located in the Sunwapta River Valley, 2 km north of the east summit of Mount Stutfield. Winston Churchill Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 16; 10 Longitude 117; 23; 30, Topo map 83C/06
Can be seen from Highway 93N

Named by J. Monroe Thorington (name suggested in 1967) in 1972. Cromwell, Oliver Eaton (Oliver Cromwell was an American who began climbing in the Canadian Rockies in 1928 and made many first ascents.) Official name.

First ascended in 1938 by E. Cromwell, E. Cromwell jr., F.S. North, J. Monroe Thorington, guided by Edward Feuz jr.. Journal reference AAJ 3-61.

Photo: Looking west to Mount Cromwell from just below the big hill on the north side of Sunwapta Pass on the Icefields Parkway
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Other Information
Photo: Looking southwest up Woolley Creek to Mount Cromwell (left) and Mount Engelhard from the Icefields Parkway

In the spring of 2005, Bill Corbett, author of "The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies," skied and then walked up the south ridge of Mount Cromwell, at the north end of the Columbia Icefield, near the Twins. At the tip top of the mountain, his GPS registered 11,006 feet. So Mount Cromwell should perhaps be included in the exclusive "over 11,000" group of peaks.

Eaton "Tony" Cromwell and Georgia Engelhard (see Mount Engelhard) were married in 1947 after several years of climbing together in the Canadian Rockies. They retired to Switzerland spending their final years enjoying the Alps together.

Climbing Routes
Robinson/Arbic IV 5.7
The climbing is characterized by tricky, mixed ground with very thin ice. Very much a modern alpine route. Good bivi sites can be found. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 210

Elzinga/Miller IV 5.7
One of the best mixed routes in the Rockies. This route is worthy of many more than the few ascents it has yet received. Best done in the fall. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 211

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