Surprise Point
2400m (7874ft.)

Located in the Upper Astoria River Valley between Penstock Creek and Amethyst Lakes. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 40; 25 Longitude 118; 15; 40, Topo map 83D/09


Named by Morrison P. Bridgland in 1916. It apparantly took a climbing party longer to reach the summit than they expected. Official name.


Other Information

In his book, "The Glittering Mountains of Canada," J. Monroe Thorington writes, "Surprise Piont is an amusing little pinnacle that rises above the camping place to a heght of 7873 feet. It looks so easy, but is really quite a scramble if one tries it in moccasins and with each hand encumbered by a camera." He goes on to describe their day on the mountain and the view from the summit.
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