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Photo: (l-r) Jones Peak, Gilgit Mountain, and Mount Helmer from the Mummery Creek Bridge on the Blaeberry River Road

Gilgit Mountain

  • 3090 m (10,138ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.7086N -116.854W
Located on the continental divide at the southern edge of the Freshfield Icefield; upper Mummery Glacier

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff
Headwater: Saskatchewan/Columbia
Ascent Date: 1922
Ascent Party: Howard Palmer, J. Monroe Thorington
Ascent Guide: Edward Feuz jr.
Year Named: 1898
Named by: J. Norman Collie
Named for: The mountain's name was taken from a mountain in the District of Kashmir in north-west India. The name is related to the fact that Mummery's expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1896 last saw civilization at Gilgit.

Photo: Looking northwest to (l-r) Jones Peak, Nanga Parbat Mountain, and Gilgit Mountain from near Amiskwi Lodge (courtesy Glen Boles)