Mount Bowlen
3072m (10079ft.)

Located on the continental divide in the Valley of the Ten Peaks; Mount Bowlen (#3) looms above the visitor from the south end of Moraine Lake.. The Ten Peaks, on the border of Banff & Kootenay parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 51; 18; 00 Longitude 116; 11; 20, Topo map 82N/08

Panorama viewpoint: Moraine Lake Road. Can be seen from Highway 1

Named in 1953. Bowlen, Dr. James J. (Hon. J.J. Bowlen was Alberta's Lieutenant-Governor during the 1950's.) Official name. Other names Yamnee; #3 of the Ten Peaks

First ascended in 1901 by G.T. Little, Charles S. Thompson, G.M. Weed, guided by Hans Kaufmann. Journal reference AAJ 1-47, App 10-92.

Photo: Mount Bowlen from Moraine Lake
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Other Information
Photo: Mount Bowlen (left), Tonsa, and Mount Perren from Moraine Lake (courtesy Bennett Wong)

An ice-filled gully known to mountaineers as the 3-3.5 couloir lies between Mount Bowlen and Tonsa. In the past it was used by climbers to access the Neil Colgan Alpine Club Hut. After some accidents on this route it is not longer recommended.

Born in Prince Edward Island, John James Bowlen (1876-1959) farmed is Saskatchewan and Alberta prior to being elected to the Alberta legislature in 1930. After serving his Calgary constituancy for 14 years, he was appinted Lieutenant Governor, serving in that position from 1950 until his death in 1959.

Climbing Routes
Peak 3
Another easy ridge hike. Takes about an hour to the summit from the hut. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 120
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