Mount Whyte
2983m (9787ft.)

Located between upper Lake Louise Valley and the head of Lake Agnes Valley; 1.2 kilometres south of Mount Niblock. Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 24; 30 Longitude 116; 16; 05, Topo map 82N/08

Panorama viewpoint: Chateau Lake Louise. Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by Walter Wilcox in 1898. Whyte, Sir William Methuen (After working for the Grand Trunk Railway for twenty years, William White joined the CPR in 1884 and held various titles during the building of the railway. He became Vice President in 1910.) Official name.

First ascended in 1901 by C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger Journal reference CAJ 19-158.

Photo: Looking west-northwest to Mount Whyte (left) and Mount Niblock from the Bow Valley Parkway
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Other Information
Photo: Looking west to Mount Whyte from Fairview Mountain

Together with Mount Niblock, this peak forms the backdrop for Lake Agnes above Lake Louise.

The first ascent was completed in 1901 by three of the guides who travelled to the Canadian Rockies with Edward Whymper.

Scrambling Routes
Difficult exposed scrambling from Lake Agnes. The ascent of Mount Whyte is more technical than Mount Niblock, requiring better scrambling and routefinding abilities. It is also more exposed. Judging by numerous trails leading the wrong way, it seems that many folks are still honing those routefinding skills. See Mount Niblock. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 230

Climbing Routes
Perren Route II 5.6
A good choice for an easy day out in the Lake Louise area. The views and the position on the ridge are worth all the effort. The route is mostly a scramble with a very short section of harder climbing near the top. Finding the easiest way up the ridge is an interesting challenge. The rock is quite loose in places, typical of the area. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 104
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