Terrace Mountain
2917m (9571ft.)

Located between the upper Castleguard River and upper Terrace Creek. Banff Park, Alberta Major headwater Saskatchewan River.
Latitude 52; 05; 25 Longitude 117; 10; 10, Topo map 83C/03


Naming: The mountain's strata resemble terraces. Official name.

First ascended in 1923 by J. Monroe Thorington, guided by Conrad Kain. Journal reference CAJ 14-39.

Looking west-northwest up the Alexandra River Valley to Terrace Mountain (left) and Mount Saskatchewan from the Icefields Parkway
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Looking west-northwest up the Alexandra River Valley to Terrace Mountain (left) and Mount Saskatchewan from the Icefields Parkway

According to Aphrodite Karamitsenis (Place Names of Alberta) the mountain was named by James Hector. However Hector was never in the vicinity of this peak so this may be an error.

James Hector originally applied the name Terrace Mountain to Mount Rundle in 1858. What is now Sulphur Mountain was referred to as Terrace Mountain on George Dawson's 1886 map.

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