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Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Fable from Highway #1A at Exshaw

Mount Fable

  • 2702 m (8,865ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.1175N -115.226W
Located in the Exshaw Creek Valleyat the head of Cougar Creek

Province: Alberta
Headwater: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Date: 1947
Ascent Party: R.C. Hind, L. Parker, J.F. Tarrant
Year Named: 1947
Named for: It is said that a group attempted to climb the mountain in 1947 but were unsuccessful due to heavy bush. A subsequent attempt was successful, deciding the story of the heavy bush was a "fable."

This attractive little peak becomes visible as one travels the Trans-Canada Highway in the vicinity of the town of Exshaw. The mountain lies to the west of the valley of Exshaw Creek which flows from the northwest and through the town.

Unofficially named in 1947, it is said that a group attempted to climb the mountain in that year but claimed they were unsuccessful due to heavy bush. A subsequent attempt was successful without experiencing any difficulties, deciding that the story of the heavy bush was a "fable."

Photo: Looking north to Mount Fable from Fable Creek near the junction with Exshaw Creek (courtesy Bennett Wong)

Looking northwest to Mount Fable from Door Jamb Mountain (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Looking northwest to Mount Fable (courtesy Sonny Bou)