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Photo: Messines Mountain (left) Messines Ridge (two peaks at centre in sunlight) and Mount St. Julien (beyond at right) (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Messines Mountain

  • 3100 m (10,171ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.8367N -116.992W
Located on the continental divide above the Mons Icefield at the head of Mons Creek

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff
Headwater: Saskatchewan/Columbia
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Date: 1930
Ascent Party: D. Duncan, A.F. Megrew
Year Named: 1920
Named for: Messines is a town in Belgium which was the scene of severe fighting by Canadian troops in 1917 and 1918 during WW I.

Photo: Messines Mountain from the Icefields Parkway at Saskatchewan River Crossing

Photo: Looking southeast to Messines Mountain (left), and Mount St. Julien from the Mons Icefield (courtesy John Duerden)