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Photo: Looking northeast to Trolltinder Mountain from the Iceline Trail

Trolltinder Mountain

  • 2917 m (9,571ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
51.5572N -116.482W
Located in the Yoho River Valley on the southwest ridge of Mount Balfour

Province: BC
Park: Yoho
Headwater: Columbia
Ascent Date: 1901
Ascent Party: James Outram, Edward Whymper
Ascent Guide: C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger
Year Named: 1897
Named by: Jean Habel
Named for: The mountain was thought to resemble Mount Trolltinder, one of the highest peaks in Norway.
Popular Hike: Emerald Lake/Yoho Valley
Journal Reference: CAJ 2-221

According to legend, the mountain in Norway after which this peak was named has stone pillars along its top that were formed when "evil magic" was rendered to a wedding party.

Photo: Mount Balfour (left) and Trolltinder Mountain from the Iceline Trail (courtesy Rob and Kathy Taerum)