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Photo: Looking east to Mount Balcarres from Rocky Ford (courtesy Don Beers)

Mount Balcarres

  • 2897 m (9505ft)
  • Naming History
52.7967N -117.342W
Located above the confluence of Rocky River and Medicine Tent River

Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Year Named: 1859
Named by: Southesk, The Earl of (James Carnegie)
Named for: Balcarre, Fifeshire, Scotland was the home of Sir Coutts Lindsay, a friend of the Earl of Southesk who named the mountain.

Please see: James Carnegie (Earl of Southesk).

Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Balinhard (with Meda Mountain nearer at right, and Mount Balcarres beyond at right) from Southesk Pass (courtesy Don Beers)