Photo: The three summits of Mount Edith from the junction of the Bow Valley Parkway and the Trans-Canada Highway
- 2554 m (8,381ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
Located in the Bow River Valley south of Forty Mile Creek
Major Valley: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Party: J. Norman Collie, Fred Stephens
Named for: Orde, Edith (Edith Orde worked as an assistant to Lady Agnes Macdonald, the wife of Canada's first prime minister.)
Mount Edith has three summits, the highest being the northernmost.
Norman Collie and outfitter/packer Fred Stephens made the first ascent of the northernmost peak in 1900. Collie was a very experienced climber but his partner that day was not. Although Fred had travelled extensively in the mountains as an outfitter according to Collie he thought that, "climbing peaks, for the mere sake of climbing them, was foolishness" and that, "only if sheep or goats could be shot by doing so, there might be some use in taking the trouble to get to the top of a mountain."
(See Mount Lady Macdonald)
For a panoramic view from the summit of Mount Edith visit www.canadasmountains.com.