Mount Romulus
2832m (9292ft.)

Located in the Little Elbow River Valley south of Shoulder Creek. Fisher Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 47; 20 Longitude 114; 59; 35, 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: Looking northwest to Mount Romulus from the Little Elbow Valley (courtesy Sonny Bou)
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Other Information
Photo: Looking southwest to Mount Romulus from Highway #22, 2 km east of the junction with Highway #66

The block shaped Mount Romulus lies just to the west of its lower neighbour, Mount Remus. Both mountains lie to the north of the Little Elbow River, just across the valley from Mount Glasgow.

The steep, east facing cliffs of Mount Romulus always remain snow-free. However they cause a large cornice of snow to form along the east (lee) side of the cliff tops. This results in a near-horizontal white line of snow that, because it tends to accumulate through the winter, becomes quite thick and lasts for some time after the warm weather arrives. Very distinctive when viewed from the foothills and plains, it remains well into the late spring.

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
Moderate scrambling; mostly a hike. With a mountain bike for the 11 km-long approach, Mount Romulus is a pleasant way to wind down the scrambling season. You are unlikely to find a beaten path or crowd on this peak. Between the long approach and the river crossing, you may have it all to yourself, despite a nearby campsite. Try from mid-June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 125

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