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Photo: Looking northwest to Crowsnest Mountain (left) and Seven Sisters Mountain from Highway #3

Seven Sisters Mountain

  • 2591 m (8,501ft)
  • First Ascent
49.7228N -114.582W
Located in the Allison Creek Valley at the head of McGillivray Creek and the head of Vicary Creek; north of Crowsnest Mountain

Province: Alberta
Headwater: Oldman
Visible from Highway: 3
Ascent Date: 1951
Ascent Party: Bruno Engler

Seven Sisters Mountain is a high narrow ridge with seven distinct high points. It was first named The Steeples by John Palliser's expedition. The first ascent of the "Main Tower" of the Seven Sisters was made in 1951, with considerable difficulty, by the well known guide, skier, and photographer Bruno Engler who lived in the Crowsnest Pass area for four years.

It lies immediately north of Crowsnest Mountain.

[Additional information: "A Mountain Life" edited by R.M. Sandford; page 101]

Looking northwest to Seven Sisters Mountain

Looking southwest to Crowsnest Mountain (left) and Seven Sisters Mountain from Thunder Mountain

Looking southeast to Seven Sisters Mountain from Window Mountain (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Looking west to Seven Sisters Mountain (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Photo: Seven Sisters Mountain from Highway #3 near Blairmore

Looking north to Seven Sisters Mountain (left) and Crowsnest Mountain from Mount Ptolemy (courtesy Sonny Bou)