Mount Erebus
3119m (10233ft.)

Located in the Simon Creek Valley southwest of Eremite Glacier. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 37; 55 Longitude 118; 16; 00, Topo map 83D/09


Named by Morrison P. Bridgland in 1916. The Greek word for "darkness" is "erebus." Bridgland was impressed with a dark coloured precipice on the north-east face of this mounain. Official name.

First ascended in 1924 by L. Coolidge, G. Higginsnon, J.E. Johnson, guided by A. Streich. Journal reference App 16-244.

Photo: (l-r) Anchorite Mountain, Eremite Mountain, Outpost Peak, and Mount Erebus from the north
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Looking southwest to Mount Erebus from near Cavell Lake

Climbing Routes
North Ridge III 5.6
The N Ridge is very much in the same class as the E Ridge of Oubliette - very aesthetic and highly recommended. Another little known gem. Allow a long day for the round trip. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 278

South-East Ridge III 5.4
A pleasant ridge route at a moderate standard. The crux is gaining the Erebus-Eremite col, but thereafter enjoyable climbing takes you to the summit. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 278

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