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Looking southeast to Mount Biddle

Mount Biddle

  • 3319 m (10,890ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
51.3225N -116.308W
Located at the head of Misko Creek and Opabin Creek; immeditely southwest of Lake McArthur; west buttress of Opabin Pass

Province: BC
Park: Yoho
Headwater: Columbia
Ascent Date: 1903
Ascent Party: A. Eggers, H.C. Parker
Ascent Guide: Christian Kaufmann, Hans Kaufmann
Year Named: 1894
Named by: Samuel E.S. Allen
Named for: Biddle, Anthony Joseph Drexel (A friend of Samuel Allen's from Philadelphia, Mr. Biddle was said to be an extensive and enthusiastic traveller.)
Popular Hike: Lakes Louise/Moraine/O'Hara
Journal Reference: App 10-298

Mount Biddle forms the backdrop to Lake McArthur, a large and incredibly blue lake in the Lake O'Hara area.

Looking south-southeast to Mount Biddle from Lake OHara

Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Biddle from Opabin Valley

Looking south to Mount Biddle from Abbott Pass (courtesy Geoff Lampard)

Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Biddle (courtesy Kathy and Rob Taerum)

Looking south-southwest to Mount Biddle (left) with Goodsir Towers beyond from Mount Victoria (courtesy John Duerden)