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Photo: Ebon Peak (left) and Aries Peak from the Icefields Parkway

Aries Peak

  • 2996 m (9830ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.7875N -116.644W
Located on the continental divide in the Mistaya River and Blaeberry River Valleys at the head of Ebon Creek; above Cirque Lake; south of Stairway Peak; north of Ebon Peak

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff
Headwater: Saskatchewan/Columbia
Major Valley: Mistaya
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Date: 1944
Ascent Party: Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Measuroll, J. Monroe Thorington
Ascent Guide: Edward Feuz jr.
Year Named: 1918
Named by: Arthur O. Wheeler
Named for: The mountain is named after the wild sheep (also known as Aries) which were seen on its slopes.

Photo: (l-r) Ebon Peak, Aries Peak, Stairway Peak, Midway Peak, Mount Synge, and Howse Peak from the east on Highway the Icefields Parkway