Mount Dent
3267m (10719ft.)

Located on the continental divide between Pangman Glacier and the head of Valenciennes River. Banff Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Saskatchewan & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 51; 45; 20 Longitude 116; 58; 00, Topo map 82N/15


Named by J. Norman Collie in 1899. Dent, Clinton Thomas (Clinton Dent was the president of the Alpine Club (London) and a distinguished British surgeon and physiologist.) Official name.

First ascended in 1910 by J.E.C. Eaton, B. Otto, guided by H. Burgener. Journal reference CAJ 3-9.


Other Information

Clinton Thomas Dent (1850 - 1912)

Clifford Dent was a prominent mountaineer in the late 18th century. He completed the first ascent of the Aiguille du Dru with J.Walker Hartley, Alexander Burgener and Kaspar Maurer in 1878.

He wrote "Above the Snow Line" (1885) and "Mountaineering" (1892). In 1885, it is said he was one the of the first to raise the possibility of climbing Everest.

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