Mount Smythe
3246m (10650ft.)

Located 2 km southwest of Gong Peak. Winston Churchill Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 21; 20 Longitude 117; 28; 30, Topo map 83C/06

Naming: Smythe, Francis Sydney (Frank Smythe travelled, climbed, and wrote extensively about the mountains of the world.) (see biog.) Unofficial name.

First ascended in 1951 by Gil Roberts, Chuck Wilts, Ellen WiltsJournal reference CAJ 35-31.

Photo: Looking west to Mount Smythe from Sunwapta Peak (courtesy Don Beers)
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Photo: Looking west-northwest to Mount Smythe from Tangle Peak (courtesy Don Beers)


Frank Smythe was a widely travelled mountaineer who wrote numerous books related to climbing and mountains during the 1940''s. He rose to prominence in mountaineering circles following two impressive seasons in the Alps in 1927 and 1928. He then climbed extensively in the Himalaya and was invited to join the 1933 British Mount Everest Expedition during which he and two others reached at elevation of 28,200 feet on the north side of the mountain without oxygen.

During WW II he served in the Canadian Rockies as a mountaineer training officer for the famous Lovat Scouts.

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