Mount Bell
2910m (9548ft.)

Located in the Bow River Valley, 2 km north of Boom Lake and south of Taylor Lake. Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 17; 00 Longitude 116; 06; 05, Topo map 82N/08

Panorama viewpoint: Castle Junction. Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by Alpine Club of Canada in 1910. Bell, Nora (Miss Bell was a member of an ACC party which made the first ascent of Mount Bell during the club's 1910 Annual Camp held at Consolation Lakes.) Official name. Other names Mount Bellevue

First ascended in 1910 by N. Bell and others

Photo: Mount Bell from the Bow Valley Parkway
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Other Information
Photo: Mount Bell looking west from O'Brien Lake

Mount Bell is the highest point on the high ridge that lies between the Boom Lake Valley and the Bow Valley. It is separated from Panorama Ridge by Taylor Pass.
Scrambling Routes
A moderate scramble via southwest slopes. Mount Bell is an outstanding viewpoint overlooking Taylor, Boom and O'Brien lakes. The approach is long but pleasant, circling around to easier slopes on the backside. En route you visit four separate alpine tarns. The view includes the seldom-glimpsed Boom Glacier, the Rockwall in Kootenay Park and farther west, the Bugaboo Peaks of the Purcell Range. Depending on snow conditions, part of the descent may provide an exhilarating glissade. An ice axe is recommended for this route; try it from about mid-June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 227

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