Mount Nestor
2972m (9750ft.)

Located west of Spray Lakes Reservoir and east of the lower Spray River; southern end of the Goat Range. Goat Range, on the border of Kananaskis & Banff parks, Alberta
Latitude 50; 55; 40 Longitude 115; 21; 40, Topo map 82J/14
Can be seen from Highway 742

Naming: HMS Nestor was a destroyer that was sunk at the Battle of Jutland during WW I. Official name.

First ascended in 1913 by Interprovincial Boundary Commission

Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Nestor from the Smith-Dorrien Road
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Other Information
Photo: Looking west to Mount Nestor (courtesy Calvin Damen)

Mount Nestor is sometimes confused with Nestor Peak in the Mount Assiniboine area.
Scrambling Routes
A moderate scramble by south slopes; some exposure near the top. Mount Nestor boasts an impressive view of the Spray Lakes vicinity and it is virtually impossible to get lost on the way up. While the east face of the peak hosts a much-frequented technical route, the south aspect provides the normal way off. This south route is also a pleasant, no fuss way to get up the peak and begins right next to the West Shore Road. Note: Owing to vandalism and partying, the last part of this road has been closed, necessitating a bike approach. Try from late June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 91

Climbing Routes
East Ridge II 5.5
Mostly a scramble with a short-lived crux. This summit affords excellent views of Mt. Assiniboine and makes for a pleasant day out on a straightforward rock route. A good route for a very late start after a night out in the Canmore bars! Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 43
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