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Photo: Aye Mountain from the northeast

Aye Mountain

  • 3243 m (10640ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
50.8444N -115.643W
Located on the continental divide at the head of Marvel Lake Valley

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Visible from Highway: 742
Ascent Date: 1934
Ascent Party: H.S. Crosby
Ascent Guide: Rudolph Aemmer
Year Named: 1913
Named by: Interprovincial Boundary Survey
Named for: Aye (The Aye family may have provided assistance to the Interprovincial Boundary Survey OR "Aye" which is a Scot expression meaning "always," or "at any time.")
Popular Hike: Assiniboine
Journal Reference: AAJ 2-331

Mount Gloria, Eon Mountain, Mount Assiniboine, and Aye Mountain form a spectacular group at the head of the Marvel Lake Valley. Eon Mountain and Aye Mountain are the second and third highest of the four, a sizeable glacier lying in a basin below their northern slopes. Eon Mountain features a sharp, pointed summit.

Photo: Marvel Lake with (l-r) Eon Mountain, Aye Mountain, and Mount Assiniboine (courtesy Ken Jones)

Looking southwest to Aye Mountain beyond Gloria Lake (courtesy Ken Jones)