Mount Remus
2688m (8819ft.)

Located in the Little Elbow River Valley, 2 km east/northeast of Mount Romulus; west of Nihahi Creek; south of Shoulder Creek. Fisher Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 47; 40 Longitude 114; 58; 15, Topo map 82J/15

Panorama viewpoint: Priddis. Can be seen from Highway 546

Named in 1940. Romulus and Remus were the legendary founders of Rome. Official name.

Photo: Mount Remus from the southeast; Mount Romulus is beyond and to the left (courtesy George Brindle)
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Other Information
Photo: Mount Romulus (left) and Mount Remus from the southeast (courtesy Bennett Wong)

The block shaped Mount Romulus is the northernmost peak seen from the Priddis area. Its lower neighbour, Mount Remus, lies just in front of it and is difficult to identify from the foothills and prairies. Both mountains are just to the north of the Little Elbow River, just across the valley from Mount Glasgow.

Romulus and Remus were the legendary founders of Rome. Twin sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia, they were abandoned and cast adrift on the Tiber, ultimately washing ashore where they were suckled by a wolf and fed by a woodpecker. They were then adopted by a shepherd and later founded the city that was to become Rome. Romulus surrounded it with a wall, but Remus in contempt jumped over it so Romulus killed him and reigned alone in the city which was named for him.

Scrambling Routes
Difficult via chimney, moderate by north slope. Mount Remus, pint-sized brother to adjacent Romulus, is a logical trip for shorter days of autumn when Little Elbow River is low enough to wade. A bike for the approach, old runners to wade the river and ski poles for the scree are all useful for this ascent. This mountain has been largely overlooked in the past but is a pleasant change from more often-visited destinations. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 122

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