Mount Carthew
2636m (8650ft.)

Located east of Cameron Creek and west of Carthew Lakes; south of Buchanan Ridge. Waterton Park, Alberta Major headwater Oldman River.
Latitude 49; 01; 55 Longitude 114; 00; 02, Topo map 82G/01

Panorama viewpoint: Sofa Mountain Hill. Can be seen from Highway 5

Naming: Carthew, William Morden (Carthew was R.W. Cautley's assistant in the Dominion Land Survey and climbed the mountain as part of the survey. He was killed in France in 1916. Official name.

Photo: Mount Carthew from Cameron Creek
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Photo: Looking northeast across Cameron Lake to Mount Carthew (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Scrambling Routes
Easy. Though more of a plod than a scramble, Mount Carthew is sometimes ascended by day-trippers hiking Carthew-Alderson trail or as a destination in itself. The ascent is a minor but worthwhile diversion from the trail. From the top you can wistfully study more impressive summits in nearby Glacier Park and a choice of two routes up offer variety. Try from late June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 38

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