Mount Richardson, Alberta

Prominence: 554 m, 1818 ft

Elevation: 3040+ meters, 9974+ feet

Approx. Isolation: 2.24 km, 1.39 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3040 - 3080 m
    (40-meter closed contour)
Peak TypeUnofficially Named Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)51° 29' 45'' N, 116° 7' 20'' W
51.495866, -116.122344 (Dec Deg)
560925 E 5705335 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
County/Second Level RegionDiv. 15 - Banff

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 10
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 9)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1994-08-01 by Craig Knelsen
     2002-05-05 by Jan Triska
     2013-09-21 by H-Steven Song

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Mount Richardson is the highest point in the Skoki valley area and forms the western ramparts of the Richardson-Pika-Ptarmigan trio, a popular destination for scramblers and ski touring in the winter. Access is from the backside of the Lake Louise ski area, via the long flat valley, and then a gradual gentle ascent to Hidden Lake. From Hidden Lake, the mountain rises quite sharply. The south ridge is the 'unofficial' route but other variations are possible, only with ice gear.
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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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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 554 m/1818 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 594 m/1949 ft
  Key Col: 2486 m/8156 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.24 km/1.39 mi
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Ptarmigan Peak  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Canadian Rockies
Range4: Central Front Ranges
Range5: Sawback-Slate Ranges
Range6: Slate Range
Drainage BasinsBow
South Saskatchewan
Cedar Lake
Lake Winnipeg
Hudson Bay
Hudson Strait
Labrador Sea
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Banff National Park
Topo MapLake Louise 82 N/8 1:50,000
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Jan Triska.
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