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Photo: Looking west to Mount Cromwell from just below the big hill on the north side of Sunwapta Pass on the Icefields Parkway

Mount Cromwell

  • 3330 m (10,926ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.2686N -117.393W
Located in the Sunwapta River Valley, 2 km north of the east summit of Mount Stutfield

Range: Winston Churchill
Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Date: 1938
Ascent Party: E. Cromwell, E. Cromwell jr., F.S. North, J. Monroe Thorington
Ascent Guide: Edward Feuz jr.
Year Named: 1972
Named by: J. Monroe Thorington (name suggested in 1967)
Named for: Cromwell, Oliver Eaton (Oliver Cromwell was an American who began climbing in the Canadian Rockies in 1928 and made many first ascents.)

In the spring of 2005, Bill Corbett, author of "The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies," skied and then walked up the south ridge of Mount Cromwell, at the north end of the Columbia Icefield, near the Twins. At the tip top of the mountain, his GPS registered 11,006 feet. So Mount Cromwell should perhaps be included in the exclusive "over 11,000" group of peaks. Eaton "Tony" Cromwell and Georgia Engelhard (see Mount Engelhard) were married in 1947 after several years of climbing together in the Canadian Rockies. They retired to Switzerland spending their final years enjoying the Alps together.

Photo: Looking southwest up Woolley Creek to Mount Cromwell (left) and Mount Engelhard from the Icefields Parkway

Looking west to Mount Cromwell from the Icefields Parkway