Gilgit Mountain
3090m (10138ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the southern edge of the Freshfield Icefield; upper Mummery Glacier. Banff Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Saskatchewan & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 51; 42; 30 Longitude 116; 51; 05, Topo map 82N/10


Named by J. Norman Collie in 1898. The mountain's name was taken from a mountain in the District of Kashmir in north-west India. The name is related to the fact that Mummery's expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1896 last saw civilization at Gilgit. Official name.

First ascended in 1922 by Howard Palmer, J. Monroe Thorington, guided by Edward Feuz jr.. Journal reference AJ 34-395, CAJ 13-67.

Photo: (l-r) Jones Peak, Gilgit Mountain, and Mount Helmer from the Mummery Creek Bridge on the Blaeberry River Road
Photo: Looking northwest to (l-r) Jones Peak, Nanga Parbat Mountain, and Gilgit Mountain from near Amiskwi Lodge (courtesy Glen Boles)

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