Photo: Looking north to Mount Gordon from the Iceline Trail
- 3203 m (10,510ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
- Hiking and Trails
Located in the Yoho River Valley at the western edge of Wapta Icefield
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Party: J. Norman Collie, G. Baker, H.B. Dixon, Charles E. Fay, A. Michael, C.L. Noyes, H.C. Parker, C.S. Thompson
Ascent Guide: Peter Sarbach
Named for: Gordon, Alexander MacLennan (A Presbyterian minister, Gordon was also a "persistent" climber. He was an armed forces chaplain in both World Wars.)
Journal Reference: AJ 19-109; App 8-325
The first ascent party reached the summit of Mount Gordon from a camp on Bow Lake. They had hoped to climb the somewhat higher Mount Balfour and had mistakenly thought that Mount Gordon was it. Some members of the party had seen Mount Balfour from the summit of Mount Lefroy earlier in the summer of 1897.
Shortly after leaving the summit of Mount Gordon, Charles Thompson fell into a crevasse and had to be rescued.