Mount Hardisty
2700m (8859ft.)

Located in the Athabasca River Valley south of Hardisty Creek. Maligne Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 42; 20 Longitude 117; 49; 20, Topo map 83C/12
Can be seen from Highway 93N

Named by James Hector in 1859. Hardisty, Richard (Chief Factor in charge of the Edmonton District of the Hudson's Bay Company for many years, Richard Hardisty became a Canadian senator.) Official name.

First ascended by Dominion SurveyJournal reference CAJ 56-84.

Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Hardisty the Icefields Parkway

Other Information
Looking southeast to Mount Hardisty

In 1865 the well-known missionary Father Lacombe was wounded in a crossfire between Cree and Blackfoot warriors. He later wrote, "Richard Hardisty treated me like a brother that day. I felt so sick and tired and hungry when I got to Rocky Mountain House that I was ready to lie down on the snow and die. But he took our miserable party in before his big fire, and warmed, fed, and clothed us, and I've always felt since that day that he saved my life." Richard Hardisty was the chief trader at Rocky Mountain House at the time. (Fred Stinson)
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