Mount Pollinger
2816m (9239ft.)

Located in the Amiskwi River Valley at the head of the Little Yoho Valley. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 31; 30 Longitude 116; 36; 00, Topo map 82N/10


Named by Edward Whymper in 1901. Pollinger, Joseph (An alpine guide, Joseph Pollinger came to Canada in 1901 with Edmund Whymper.) Official name.

First ascended in 1901 by James Outram, guided by Christian Kaufmann.

Photo: Looking west to Kiwetinok Peak (left) and Mount Pollinger from the Skyline Trail in the Little Yoho Valley
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Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Pollinger from the the Little Yoho Valley

Scrambling Routes
Easy hiking to Pollinger, one short, steep downclimb to reach McArthur. If you've climbed Kiwetinok Peak, it is worth the extra effort to traverse Mount Pollinger-a mere bump along the ridge-and continue over to Mount McArthur. Follow the ridge northeast from Kiwetinok Peak. The only difficulty en route is a short but steep downclimb (5-7 m) right after Mount Pollinger. The rock is solid, but when snowy, parties rappel this part. It is possible that a ledge on the east side would be an alternative. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 282

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