Mount Pilkington
3285m (10778ft.)

Located on the continental divide between the Freshfield Icefield and the Campbell Icefield. Banff Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Saskatchewan & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 51; 43; 25 Longitude 116; 55; 25, Topo map 82N/10

Named in 1898. Pilkington, Charles (Charles Pilkington was elected president of the Alpine Club (U.K.) in 1886.) Official name.

First ascended in 1910 by J.E.C. Eaton, B. Otto, guided by H. Burnener. Journal reference CAJ 3-7.

Photo: Looking south to (l-r) Mount Walker, Mount Bulyea (beyond), Mount Pilkington, and Mount Freshfield (Ken Jones Collection)

Other Information
Photo: Looking south to Mount Walker (left) and Mount Pilkington (Ken Jones Collection)

Charles Pilkington learned most of his mountaineering skills in Switzerland. When he arrived in Skye in 1880, he assumed that these relatively small peaks would present little challenge. After a failed ascent of Sgurr nan Gillean, however, Pilkington developed a great love and respect for the Cuillin. He spent a great deal of time on Skye, making successful first climbs of many peaks, with the assistance of John MacKenzie.
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