Block Mountain
2935m (9630ft.)

Located in the upper Cascade River Valley. Sawback Range, Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 22; 40 Longitude 115; 51; 00, Topo map 82O/05


Named in 1958. Portions of the thick layers of limestone which make up the steep cliffs seen from the upper Cascade valley have vertical fractures which make parts of the mountain appear to be made of giant blocks. Official name.

First ascended in 1920 by Morrison P. Bridgland (Topographical Survey)

Photo: Block Mountain from the meadows of the Upper Cascade Valley

Other Information

This mountain stands at the head of the upper Cascade River valley to the west of Flint's Park. The massive lower cliffs of the east and north sides seem to have striking vertical fractures which gives the impression that the mountain is made of large building blocks.
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