Mount Black Prince
2932m (9620ft.)

Located in the Smith Dorrien Valley east of the upper Kananaskis River. Spray Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 41; 40 Longitude 115; 14; 30, Topo map 82J/11

Panorama viewpoint: Old Elpoca Bridge. Can be seen from Highways 40S and 742

Named in 1917. HMS Black Prince was a Royal Navy cruiser which was sunk during the Battle of Jutland during WW I. 750 of its crew were killed. Official name.

First ascended in 1956 by B. Fraser, J. Gorril, M. Hicks

Photo: Mount Black Prince from the summit of Mount Warspite with Mount French beyond at left and Mount Smith-Dorrien beyond at right (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)
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Photo: Mount Black Prince from the east at Warspite Lake near the Smith-Dorrien Road (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

The mountain is named after a warship. The warship was named after the eldest son of Edward III who wore black armour when he fought against the French in the Hundred Years War. He died in 1376 before he could assume the English throne.
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