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Photo: Mount Chester from the south on the Smith Dorrien Road

Mount Chester

  • 3054 m (10,020ft)
  • Naming History
50.8072N -115.263W
Located in the Smith-Dorrien Creek Valley between the headwaters of Chester Creek and Headwall Creek

Range: Kananaskis
Province: Alberta
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow
Visible from Highway: 742
Year Named: 1917
Named for: HMS Chester was a cruiser of the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron which was engaged in the Battle of Jutland during WW I. It was severely damaged, its crew suffering 81 casualties.

John Cornwell's actions aboard HMS Chester led to his becoming the youngest person to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Mount Cornwell in the High Rock Range is named in his honour.

For a panoramic view from the summit of Mount Chester visit www.canadasmountains.com.

Photo: Mount Chester from the northeast on the summit of Gusty Peak (courtesy Bennett Long)

Looking west-southwest to Mount Chester from The Fortress

Looking east to Mount Chester from the Chester Lake Trail (courtesy Sonny Bou)