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Photo: Looking southeast across Cabin Lake to Mount Byng (left) and Aurora Mountain (courtesy Ron Hunter)

Mount Byng

  • 2940 m (9,646ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
50.8289N -115.526W
Located in the Currie Creek Valley at the head of Owl Creek

Province: Alberta
Headwater: Bow
Ascent Date: 1934
Ascent Party: H.S. Crosby
Ascent Guide: Rudolph Aemmer
Year Named: 1918
Named for: Byng, Viscount Julian H.G. (A frequent visitor to Jasper National Park, Lord Byng of Vimy served in the Boer War and as a general in WW I where he commanded t he Canadian Corps. He served as Governor General from 1921 until 1926.)