Mount Warspite
2850m (9350ft.)

Located in the Smith Dorrien Valley between Mount Black Prince and Mount Invincible. Spray Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 40; 50 Longitude 115; 12; 55, Topo map 82J/11

Panorama viewpoint: Old Elpoca Bridge. Can be seen from Highways 40S and 742

Named in 1917. HMS Warspite was a cruiser which fought in the Battle of Jutland during WW I. Nicknamed "The Old Lady," she went on to serve in WW II as well. Official name. Other names Mount Robinson

Photo: Looking west-northwest to Mount Warspite from Highway #40
More photos

Other Information
Looking south-southeast to Mount Warspite (courtesy Sonny Bou)

The general area containing Mount Warspite, Mount Invincible, and Mount Indefatigableis referred to as Mount Robinson on George Dawsonís 1886 map of the Canadian Rockies.
Scrambling Routes
Difficult scrambling, exposure, loose rock, routefinding and possible steep snow slopes; a climber's scramble. Mount Warspite is occasionally ascended as the finale by climbers when traversing from either Mount Indefatigable or nearby Mount Invincible, with the described route being used for descent. As the route ascends a long, steep, north-facing slope, unless free of snow it will require step-kicking and perhaps crampons. In these conditions, which may well persist into late July or August, it is not simply a scramble but is a mountaineering climb. Rock scramblers should then avoid it. Unlike nearby more popular peaks with well-travelled trade routes, you will probably be alone on Mount Warspite. Parties should be competent in routefinding, scrambling up loose rock and using an ice axe. You'll be amply rewarded with a fine view of the Smith-Dorrien Valley, Haig Glacier and Elk Pass. Although near a road, this trip imparts a feeling of isolation. Try from about late July on. Helmet and ice axe recommended..Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 160

Back To PeakFinder Top Level