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Photo: Mount Black Prince from the summit of Mount Warspite with Mount French beyond at left and Mount Smith-Dorrien beyond at right (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Mount Black Prince

  • 2932 m (9620ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
50.6944N -115.244W
Located in the Smith Dorrien Valley east of the upper Kananaskis River

Range: Spray
Province: Alberta
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow
Major Valley: Kananaskis
Visible from Highway: 40S, 742
Ascent Date: 1956
Ascent Party: B. Fraser, J. Gorril, M. Hicks
Year Named: 1917
Named for: HMS Black Prince was a Royal Navy cruiser which was sunk during the Battle of Jutland during WW I. 750 of its crew were killed.

The mountain is named after a warship. The warship was named after the eldest son of Edward III who wore black armour when he fought against the French in the Hundred Years War. He died in 1376 before he could assume the English throne.

Photo: Mount Black Prince from the east at Warspite Lake near the Smith-Dorrien Road (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Looking west to Mount Black Prince

Looking west to Mount Black Prince