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Photo: Mount Bess (left) and Mount Chown from the southeast (courtesy Dr. John D. Birrell)

Mount Chown

  • 3331 m (10,930ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
53.3969N -119.418W
Located at the head of the Jackpine River Valley between Chown Glacier and Resthaven Icefield

Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper/Willmore
Headwater: Smoky
Ascent Date: 1924
Ascent Party: G. Hargreaves, W.B. Putnam
Year Named: 1912
Named by: H.A. Stevens
Named for: Chown, Reverend Samuel Dwight (A General Superintendent of the Methodist Church who was instrumental in forming what is now the United Church of Canada)

This high, glacier draped mountain lies near the northwest corner of Jasper National Park between the Chown Glacier and the Resthaven Glacier.