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Central Front Ranges

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Brazeau (3500+ m/11,483+ ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesAlberta
Area24,382 sq km / 9,414 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent263 km / 163 mi North-South
234 km / 145 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long52° 13' N; 116° 22' W
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Map of Central Front Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Front Ranges.
Canadian RockiesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northern Continental RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Main RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Front RangesLevel 4
                 East Jasper RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Maligne RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Queen Elizabeth RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Nikanassin RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 North Saskatchewan River RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Murchison GroupLevel 5 (Child)
                 Clearwater RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Sawback-Slate RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Vermilion RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 East Banff RangesLevel 5 (Child)
         Southern Continental RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Front Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mount Brazeau3500+11,483+Queen Elizabeth Range
2.Mount Hector339411,135Murchison Group
3.Mount Willingdon337311,066Clearwater Ranges
4.Mount Cline336111,027North Saskatchewan River Ranges
5.Recondite Peak335711,013Clearwater Ranges
6.Mount Warren3350+10,991+Queen Elizabeth Range
7.Cataract Peak333310,935Clearwater Ranges
8.Mount Murchison333310,935Murchison Group
9.Sunwapta Peak3320+10,892+Queen Elizabeth Range
10.Poboktan Mountain3320+10,892+Queen Elizabeth Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mount Brazeau3500+11,483+Queen Elizabeth Range
2.Mount Hector339411,135Murchison Group
3.Mount Willingdon337311,066Clearwater Ranges
4.Mount Cline336111,027North Saskatchewan River Ranges
5.Mount Saint Bride331510,876Sawback-Slate Ranges
6.Mount Aylmer316210,374East Banff Ranges
7.Cascade Mountain29989836Vermilion Range
8.Mount Kerkeslin29569698Maligne Range
9.Climax Mountain28239262Nikanassin Range
10.Sirdar Mountain2800+9186+East Jasper Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the Central Front Ranges

Nigel Peak
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Lupe near Nigel Pass. Mt. Saskatchewan in the distance (2014-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Richardson
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Ascending the snow-clas ridge of Mt Richardson. An unsually late snowpack in the May of 2002.The author used skis and then hiked in ski boots (2002-05-05). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Cirque Peak
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The glorious view of Bow Lake, Bow Glacier Falls and the Wapta Icefield from the summit of Cirque Peak, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (2014-07-27). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Wilcox

Mount Wilcox rises from the broad, gentle meadows of Wilcox Pass (1992-08-07).
Mount Fable
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Overall view of Mt. Fable, from the valley approach. Non-technical route leads just behind the left skyline (2010-05-01). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Mount Louis
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The famous big wall of Mount Louis, photographed from Mount Edith (2011-04-02). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Mount Edith
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A view from the middle summit of Mt. Edith, towards Mount Louis, 2002. (The author has summitted Mt. Edith on four separate occassions - in 1996, the full traverse in 2002, then the north peak in 2007, and most recently in the fall of 2012.) (2007-07-21). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Yamnuska
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One of the tougher sections of Mt. Yamnuska traverse, with the chains installed. My trip partner Mark busy hanging on.. (2011-03-31). Photo by Jan Triska.
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