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Photo: Looking south to Mount Loudon from Highway #11

Mount Loudon

  • 3221 m (10,568ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.9161N -116.446W
Located north of Porcupine Creek and west of Siffleur River

Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Saskatchewan
Visible from Highway: 11
Ascent Date: 1972
Ascent Party: Tony Daffern, A. Ridley
Year Named: 1956
Named by: Morrison Bridgland
Named for: Loudon, William James (A professor of mechanics at the University of Toronto, William Loudon wrote on a variety of subjects.)

William James Loudon (1841-1916) In his biography, "Mapper of Mountains," Morrison Bridgland is quoted as saying that, "It was due to Prof. Loudon that I came west." Bridgland would have come to have known Professor Loudon while a student at the University of Toronto.

Photo: Looking south to Mount Loudon from Mount Peskett south peak. (courtesy Gillean Daffern)

Mount Loudon (left) and Mount Peskett from the north on Highway #11