Brachiopod Mountain
2667m (8750ft.)

Located at the headwaters of Baker Creek 1 km south of Baker Lake. Slate Range, Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 28; 55 Longitude 116; 02; 05, Topo map 82N/08


Named by James F. Porter (a surveyor and alpinist from Chicago) in 1911. Brachiopods and other fossils of the Devonian Period cover the west slopes of this mountain.) Official name.

Photo: Looking southeast to Brachiopod Mountain (left) and Anthozoan Mountain from Deception Pass (courtesy Alan Kane)
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Other Information
Photo: Looking southeast to Brachiopod Mountain (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Together with Anthozoan Mountain which lies to the south it, Brachiopod Mountain forms a long north-south oriented ridge to the west of upper Baker Creek.
Scrambling Routes
Easy scrambles via the west slopes. Neither of these objectives poses any difficulty, and each is readily ascended by west-facing scree slopes. With a camp at Baker Lake, both can be done in one day and you'll be back in time for dinner. Each of these summits is a good argument for use of ski poles because of the looseness of the terrain. Try from July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 256

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