Outlaw Peak
2957m (9701ft.)

Located 1.5 km west of Banded Peak. Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 43; 15 Longitude 114; 56; 25, Topo map 82J/10

Panorama viewpoint: Priddis. Can be seen from Highway 66

Named by Don Forest in 1974. Don Forest named the peak while thinking that the neighbouring mountain, Banded Peak, was "Bandit" Peak. Unofficial name.

Photo: Looking southwest to (l-r) Banded Peak, Outlaw Peak, Mount Cornwall, and Mount Glasgow from the east on Highway #22
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Photo: Outlaw Peak with Mount Cornwall at right from the southeast on the eastern summit of Cougar Mountain (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Outlaw Peak, together with Mount Glasgow, Mount Cornwall, and Banded Peak form a small range which lies between the Little Elbow River to the north and the Elbow River to the south. For some reason this group seems to attract falls of early and late season snow. Often in the late spring and early summer, where rain has fallen on nearby mountains, this group will be white with fresh snow. The late summer often sees this phenomenon as well. There must be some meteorological reason for this but it is not a simple one.

The Marquis of Lorne sketched this group of four peaks during an ambitious, cross-country trip he made during his years as Governor General of Canada (1878 - 1883). It is interesting to note that Lake Louise would later be named after the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria who became the Marquis of Lorne''s wife. Another interesting connection is that an engraving of the Marquis''s sketch was made by Edward Whymper, the man who first climbed the Matterhorn and who visited the Rockies several times in the early years of the twentieth century. The engraving appeared in "Canada''s Pictures," the book which the Marquis wrote about his trip.

Lying to the north of Banded Peak, Outlaw Peak''s name remains unofficial.

*A hiking route to the summit is described in Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2.

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