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Bow Range

Bow Range
North face of Mount Temple
Highest point
PeakMount Temple, Alberta
Elevation3,543 m (11,624 ft)[1]
ListingMountains of Alberta
Coordinates51°21′02″N 116°12′24″W / 51.35056°N 116.20667°W / 51.35056; -116.20667 (Mount Temple)[2]
Dimensions
Length34 km (21 mi) N-S[3]
Width43 km (27 mi)[3]
Area717 km2 (277 sq mi)[3]
Geography
Bow Range is located in Alberta
Bow Range
CountryCanada
ProvincesAlberta and British Columbia
Protected areas
Range coordinates51°20′00″N 116°17′00″W / 51.33333°N 116.28333°W / 51.33333; -116.28333 (Bow Range)[4]
Parent rangeCanadian Rockies
(Southern Continental Ranges)
Borders onWaputik Range, Slate Range, Ball Range and Ottertail Range

The Bow Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. The range is named in association with the Bow River and was officially adopted on March 31, 1917 by the Geographic Board of Canada.[4]

It is a part of the Banff-Lake Louise Core Area of the Southern Continental Ranges, located on the Continental Divide, west of the Bow River valley, in Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park.

The Bow Range covers a surface area of 717 km2 (277 sq mi), has a length of 34 km (from north to south) and a maximum width of 43 km.[3] The highest peak is Mount Temple, with an elevation of 3,543 m (11,624 ft).[1] The range also covers the Valley of the Ten Peaks, with the tallest of the ten being Mount Hungabee at 3492 metres. The range also has hiking areas such as the Consolation Lakes, Sentinel Pass-Larch Valley, Wenkchenma Pass-Eiffel Lake, the Beehive plain of the Six Glaciers system and Saddle Back Pass.

Haddo Peak

Peaks and mountains

Name Elevation Prominence FA Easiest route Coordinates
m ft m ft
Mount Temple 3,543 11,624 1,544 5,066 1894 Moderate scramble on SW face 51°21′2″N 116°12′25″W / 51.35056°N 116.20694°W / 51.35056; -116.20694
Hungabee Mountain 3,492 11,457 987 3,238 1903 UIAA III 5.4 on West ridge 51°19′58″N 116°17′2″W / 51.33278°N 116.28389°W / 51.33278; -116.28389
Mount Victoria 3,464 11,365 547 1,795 1897 UIAA II on SE ridge, South Summit 51°22′37″N 116°18′24″W / 51.37694°N 116.30667°W / 51.37694; -116.30667
Deltaform Mountain 3,424 11,234 822 2,697 1903 UIAA II 5.5 on NW ridge 51°18′6″N 116°14′43″W / 51.30167°N 116.24528°W / 51.30167; -116.24528
Mount Lefroy 3,423 11,230 417 1,368 1897 UIAA II on West face 51°21′44″N 116°16′47″W / 51.36222°N 116.27972°W / 51.36222; -116.27972
Mount Huber 3,368 11,050 168 551 1903   51°22′13″N 116°18′44″W / 51.37028°N 116.31222°W / 51.37028; -116.31222
Mount Biddle 3,320 10,890 731 2,398 1902   51°19′24″N 116°18′26″W / 51.32333°N 116.30722°W / 51.32333; -116.30722
Mount Tuzo 3,246 10,650 210 690 1906   51°18′6″N 116°13′42″W / 51.30167°N 116.22833°W / 51.30167; -116.22833
Mount Fay 3,235 10,614 389 1,276 1904   51°17′58″N 116°9′43″W / 51.29944°N 116.16194°W / 51.29944; -116.16194
Neptuak Mountain 3,233 10,607 151 495 1902   51°18′28″N 116°15′29″W / 51.30778°N 116.25806°W / 51.30778; -116.25806
Quadra Mountain 3,173 10,410 285 935 1910   51°17′13″N 116°9′12″W / 51.28694°N 116.15333°W / 51.28694; -116.15333
Mount Aberdeen 3,152 10,341 566 1,857 1894   51°22′48″N 116°14′51″W / 51.38000°N 116.24750°W / 51.38000; -116.24750
Odaray Mountain 3,137 10,292 627 2,057 1887   51°21′37″N 116°23′3″W / 51.36028°N 116.38417°W / 51.36028; -116.38417
Mount Babel 3,101 10,174 200 660 1910 UIAA IV 5.10 A1 on East face 51°18′23″N 116°9′48″W / 51.30639°N 116.16333°W / 51.30639; -116.16333
Mount Little 3,088 10,131 164 538 1901   51°17′45″N 116°10′58″W / 51.29583°N 116.18278°W / 51.29583; -116.18278
Bident Mountain 3,084 10,118 103 338 1903   51°17′15″N 116°8′28″W / 51.28750°N 116.14111°W / 51.28750; -116.14111
Mount Owen 3,083 10,115 903 2,963 1892   51°18′58″N 116°25′13″W / 51.31611°N 116.42028°W / 51.31611; -116.42028
Eiffel Peak 3,077 10,095 465 1,526 1901 Scramble 51°19′56″N 116°14′7″W / 51.33222°N 116.23528°W / 51.33222; -116.23528
Haddo Peak 3,070 10,070 83 272 1903   51°23′0″N 116°14′12″W / 51.38333°N 116.23667°W / 51.38333; -116.23667
Pinnacle Mountain 3,070 10,070 225 738 1909   51°20′20″N 116°13′39″W / 51.33889°N 116.22750°W / 51.33889; -116.22750
Mount Perren 3,051 10,010 113 371 1927   51°17′47″N 116°12′32″W / 51.29639°N 116.20889°W / 51.29639; -116.20889
Chimney Peak 3,002 9,849 137 449 1910   51°15′52″N 116°9′19″W / 51.26444°N 116.15528°W / 51.26444; -116.15528
Mount Whyte 2,983 9,787 140 460 1901 Difficult scramble or Perren Route II 5.6 51°24′31″N 116°16′16″W / 51.40861°N 116.27111°W / 51.40861; -116.27111
Mount Niblock 2,976 9,764 142 466 1899 Moderate scramble 51°25′3″N 116°16′16″W / 51.41750°N 116.27111°W / 51.41750; -116.27111
Mount Bell 2,932 9,619 225 738 1910 Moderate scramble 51°17′3″N 116°6′4″W / 51.28417°N 116.10111°W / 51.28417; -116.10111
Fairview Mountain 2,744 9,003 275 902 1893 Easy scramble above Lake Louise 51°23′58″N 116°13′24″W / 51.39944°N 116.22333°W / 51.39944; -116.22333
Mount St. Piran 2,649 8,691 187 614   Hiking trail 51°25′17″N 116°15′10″W / 51.42139°N 116.25278°W / 51.42139; -116.25278
Saddle Mountain 2,433 7,982 107 351   Hiking trail 51°23′35″N 116°12′31″W / 51.39306°N 116.20861°W / 51.39306; -116.20861
Big Beehive 2,270 7,450       Hiking trail 51°24′51″N 116°14′38″W / 51.41417°N 116.24389°W / 51.41417; -116.24389

References

  1. ^ a b "Mount Temple". cdnrockiesdatabases.ca. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  2. ^ "Mount Temple". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2023-09-04.
  3. ^ a b c d "Bow Range". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2006-09-20.
  4. ^ a b "Bow Range". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
Bow Range seen from Lake Louise Ski Resort, with Mount Temple centered
  • Media related to Bow Range at Wikimedia Commons
  • Bow Range in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia
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