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Photo: Looking southwest beyond Dragon Peak to Catacombs Mountain (courtesy Don Beers)

Catacombs Mountain

  • 3330 m (10926ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.4300N -117.753W
Located at the head of Catacombs Creek

Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Date: 1927
Ascent Party: W.R. Maclaurin, Alfred J. Ostheimer, J. Weber
Ascent Guide: Hans Fuhrer
Year Named: 1920
Named by: Arthur O. Wheeler
Named for: The mountain has an alcove formation, which Arthur Wheeler felt was like the recesses in an undergound burial tomb.

Photo: Looking west-northwest to Catacombs Mountain from Sunwapta Peak (courtesy Don Beers)