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Mount Cory (Alberta)

Mount Cory
Highest point
Elevation2,802 m (9,193 ft)[1][2]
Prominence287 m (942 ft)[3]
Parent peakMystic Peak[3]
ListingMountains of Alberta
Coordinates51°12′05″N 115°41′20″W / 51.20139°N 115.68889°W / 51.20139; -115.68889[1]
Mount Cory is located in Alberta
Mount Cory
Mount Cory
Location in Alberta
LocationAlberta, Canada
Parent rangeSawback Range
Topo mapNTS 82O4 Banff
Easiest routeEasy/Moderate Scramble[2]

Mount Cory is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley in southeast Banff National Park, just north of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1923 after William Wallace Cory, deputy minister of the Interior from 1905 to 1930.[1]

The "Hole in the Wall"

The gaping "Hole in the Wall" cave is located in the upper portion of the western side of Mount Cory. The cave is a landmark easily viewed from the nearby Trans-Canada Highway. The formation is natural, despite the seemingly regular pentagonal shape of its entrance as seen from a distance. The cave is about 60 feet high and 100 feet deep and has often been visited by climbers. [4]


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Cory is located in a subarctic climate zone with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.[5] Winter temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C.

See also



  1. ^ a b c "Mount Cory". Retrieved 2004-10-24.
  2. ^ a b Kane, Alan (1999). "Mount Cory". Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies. Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books. p. 203. ISBN 0-921102-67-4.
  3. ^ a b "Mount Cory". Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  4. ^ "Historical image of hikers in entrance to Mount Cory "Hole in the Wall"". Society of Alberta Archives. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  5. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L. & McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633–1644. ISSN 1027-5606.

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Mount Cory (Alberta)
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