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Photo: Bennington Peak from the east (courtesy David Wasserman)

Mount Fraser

  • 3322 m (10,726ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
52.6567N -118.318W
Located on the continental divide at the head of the Bennington Glacier and the head of Simon Glacier; 3 km southeast of Icefall Lake

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Jasper/Mount Robson
Headwater: Athabasca/Fraser
Ascent Date: 1924
Ascent Party: Alfred Ostheimer, M.M. Strumia, J. Monroe Thorington
Ascent Guide: Conrad Kain
Year Named: 1917
Named for: Fraser, Simon (A fur trader and one of Canada's most well known explorers, Simon Fraser discovered the Fraser River.)
Popular Hike: Tonquin Valley

This massif known as Mount Fraser is made up of Simon Peak, Bennington Peak, and McDonnell Peak. Simon Peak is the highest of the three.

Looking west-southwest to McDonnell Peak (left) and Bennington Peak