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Mount Dent

  • 3267 m (10,719ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.7553N -116.968W
Located on the continental divide between Pangman Glacier and the head of Valenciennes River

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff
Headwater: Saskatchewan/Columbia
Ascent Date: 1910
Ascent Party: J.E.C. Eaton, B. Otto
Ascent Guide: H. Burgener
Year Named: 1899
Named by: J. Norman Collie
Named for: Dent, Clinton Thomas (Clinton Dent was the president of the Alpine Club (London) and a distinguished British surgeon and physiologist.)

Clifford Dent (1850-1912) was a prominent mountaineer in the late 18th century. He completed the first ascent of the Aiguille du Dru with J.Walker Hartley, Alexander Burgener and Kaspar Maurer in 1878.

He wrote "Above the Snow Line" (1885) and "Mountaineering" (1892). In 1885, it is said he was one the of the first to raise the possibility of climbing Everest.