Mount Daly
3152m (10342ft.)

Located on the continental divide west of Bath Glacier and east of Waputik Icefield. on the border of Banff & Yoho parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 51; 31; 10 Longitude 116; 23; 40, Topo map 82N/09

Panorama viewpoint: Castle Junction. Can be seen from Highways 1 and 93N

Named by Charles E. Fay in 1898. Daly, Charles P. (Charles Daly was the President of the American Geographical Society) Official name.

First ascended in 1903 by J.H. Batcheller, C.E. Fay, E. Tewes, guided by Christian Hasler sr., C. Bohren. Journal reference App 9-94, 10-374, CAJ 2-146.

Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Daly from Highway #1 west of Lake Louise
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Looking northwest to Mount Daly from Fairview Mountain

When viewed from the east as one approaches Lake Louise on the Trans-Canada Highway, Mount Daly appears as a long, high ridge with Bath Glacier below the cliffs. Bath Glacier is the southernmost extent of what is a nearly continuous series of icefields and glaciers that stretch north almost to Jasper townsite.

Charles Fay named the mountain in 1898 and then went on to complete the first ascent five years later.

Scrambling Routes
A difficult scramble via southwest slopes. Mounts Daly and Niles form the portal through which ski tourers pass when completing the famous Wapta Icefield ski traverse. Looking west from the highway at Lake Louise, Daly appears as a long ridge on the horizon; Niles is a rounded peak behind. Mount Daly rates as a fairly serious trip as it is in a less-travelled area. The ascent involves avoiding a glacier, a bit of steep scrambling, traversing a loose ridge and perhaps ascending a steep snow slope. Therefore, it is recommended for experienced parties. The mountain is readily approached via Sherbrooke Lake hiking trail. This region receives heavy snowfall so the ascent is recommended for late July or August when conditions should be drier. An ice axe is recommended. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 276

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