Peak Finder

Photo: Mount Little (left) and Mount Bowlen from the Moraine Lake Road

Mount Little

  • 3088 m (10,132ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
51.2953N -116.183W
Located on the continental divide in the Valley of the Ten Peaks between Moraine Lake Valley and Tokumm Creek

Range: Ten Peaks
Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff/Kootenay
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Date: 1901
Ascent Party: George T. Little, Charles Thompson, G.M. Weed.
Ascent Guide: Christian Kaufmann
Year Named: 1916
Named for: Little, George F. (One of the party which made the first ascent of the mountain, George Little was from Maine in the United States.)
Popular Hike: Lakes Louise/Moraine/O'Hara
Journal Reference: App 10-92

George Little was a member of the party that was attempting to climb Mount Lefroy in 1897 when the first mountaineering fatality in the Canadian Rockies occured. In 1901, he completed the first ascent of this mountain named in his honour.

Photo: Mount Little (courtesy Alan Kane)

Mount Little (left) and Mount Bowlen from Moraine Lake

(l-r) Mount Little, Mount Bowlen, and Tonsa from the Bow Valley Parkway

Mount Little (left) and Mount Bowlen from the Bow Valley Parkway

Looking north to Mount Little from above the Fay Hut (courtesy Marta Wojnarowska)