Mount Northover
3048m (10000ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of Three Isle Creek, the head of Aster Creek, and the head of Joffre Creek. Kananaskis Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 50; 35; 20 Longitude 115; 14; 20, Topo map 82J/11

Panorama viewpoint: Old Elpoca Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 40S

Named in 1917. Northover, Lieutenant A.W. (Lt. Northover served with the 28th Battalion C.E.F. during WW I.) Official name.

First ascended in 1957 by P.J.B. Duffy, S.A. Heiberg, R.C. Hind, P. Ranier, I. SpreatJournal reference AAJ-1196.

Looking north to Mount Northover from Warrior Mountain (courtesy Sonny Bou)
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Looking west to Mount Northover from near Aster Lake (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Scrambling Routes
Difficult scrambling with severe exposure; a climber's scramble. Mount Northover is probably the most challenging scramble near Aster Lake. It is similar in character to the airy south ridge of Mount Smuts and about as demanding. While many parties would appreciate the security of a rope and some protection, those with solid rock-scrambling or climbing skills and comfortable with exposure will find this an exciting route when it is dry. It is possible to traverse the mountain, too, but an ice axe may be needed for snow patches. Apart from falling off, there is no quick way down from this south ridge. Don't confuse this serious scramble with the popular Aster Lake to Three Isle Lake hiking route: It is also called Northover Ridge, but travels below the peak along the southwest side..Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 165

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