Mount Niles
2972m (9750ft.)

Located at the head of Sherbrooke Creek; 1.7 km west of the southern end of Mount Daly. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 30; 30 Longitude 116; 25; 00, Topo map 82N/09
Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by Charles S. Thompson in 1898. Niles, William Harmon (William Niles was a Professor of Geology at MIT and also served as president of the Appalacian Mountain Club.) Official name.

First ascended in 1898 by D. Campbell, Charles E. FayJournal reference App 9-96.

Photo: Looking north to Mount Niles with Mount Balfour (beyond at left) from Mount Ogden (courtesy Bob St. John)
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Looking west-southwest to Mount Niles from Mount Daly (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Mount Niles is a distinctive peak that lies to the south of the Waptutik Icefield. The spot of snow that lingers on its southwestern slopes near the summit adds to its character.
Scrambling Routes
Moderate scrambling via west slopes. Mount Niles is Mount Daly's nearby partner. Both are in a true wilderness setting of rock, ice and meadow. Despite a good approach trail and a lack of difficulties, it has not been ascended frequently in the past, probably because it is not clearly seen from the highway. As it borders the expansive Wapta Icefield system, the resultant heavy snowfalls shorten the scrambling season. Expect a unique view of Yoho Valley, local peaks and adjacent glaciers together with plenty of Yoho rubble. You should carry an ice axe. Try from about mid-July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 274

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