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Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Nomad (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Mount Nomad

  • 2544 m (8,350ft)
  • Naming History
50.6636N -115.211W
Located 5 km northwest of Upper Kananaskis Lake; 1.5 km west of Mount Invincible

Range: Spray
Province: Alberta
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow
Year Named: 1995
Named by: Calgary No. 144 Lake Bonavista Sea Venturer Company
Named for: HMS Nomad was a Royal Navy destroyer which was sunk after firing all of its torpedoes during the Battle of Jutland in 1916. WW I

This little mountain was the last of thirty in the Canadian Rockies to be named after ships, admirals, etc. related to the Battle of Jutland. In 1991, "The Grand Fleet Expedition" from Calgary's No. 1144 Lake Bonavista Sea Venturer Company climbed a number of the mountains in the Kananaskis area whose names are related to the battle. In order to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, they recommended that Mount Nomad be named in honour of HMS Nomad which was sunk during the battle. *A hiking route to the summit is described in Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide.