Lighthouse Tower
2960m (9712ft.)

Located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley 2 km east of Mount North Saskatchewan. Banff Park, Alberta Major headwater Saskatchewan River.
Latitude 52; 06; 10 Longitude 117; 04; 00, Topo map 83C/03
Can be seen from Highway 93N

Naming: The spectacular pinnacle known as Lighthouse Tower, or as it is sometimes called “Cleopatra’s Needle,” rises over 75 metres from a ridge which extends to the east of the highest part of Mount Saskatchewan. Unofficial name.

First ascended in 1964 by G. Boehnisch, L. Mackay

Photo: Mount Saskatchewan with Lighthouse Tower at the far right from the south on the Icefields Parkway
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Photo: Lighthouse Tower from the east with Mount Saskatchewan beyond from the Icefields Parkway

The spectacular pinnacle known as Lighthouse Tower, or as it is sometimes called "Cleopatra’s Needle," rises over 75 metres from a ridge which extends to the east of the highest part of Mount Saskatchewan. It may be seen from a pull-off 4.9 kilometres to the south of the Alexandra River Flats Viewpoint and this is also the best spot for a view of Mount Saskatchewan. Another view of the Tower is through a gap in the ridges 5.2 kilometres north of the viewpoint and although the spire is much closer and still spectacular, it is not nearly as "needle-like" as it is from the south.

Lighthouse Tower was first climbed in 1964.

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