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Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Balinhard (Meda Mountain is nearer peak at right with Mount Balcarres beyond at right) from near Southesk Pass (courtesy Don Beers)

Mount Balinhard

  • 3130 m (10,270ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.7603N -117.300W
Located between Restless River and Medicine Tent River

Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Ascent Date: 1971
Ascent Party: J. Carlson, R. Crampton, R. Hancock
Year Named: 1859
Named for: Earl of Southesk (James Carnegie)(Baron Balinhard was one of the Earl of Southesk's titles.)

"Rocky Mountains of Canada -North" states that this is the most glaciated peak in the Rockies.

Photo: Looking south to Mount Balinhard from Rocky Pass (courtesy Don Beers)