Mount Hood
2903m (9525ft.)

Located between the Kananaskis Valley and the headwaters of Evan Thomas Creek; head of Hood Creek. Opal Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 44; 45 Longitude 115; 05; 15, Topo map 82J/11

Panorama viewpoint: Lower Kananaskis Lake. Can be seen from Highways 40S and 742

Named in 1922. Hood, Hon. Horace (Rear Admiral Hood participated in the Battle of Jutland during WW I. He went down with HMS Invincible. Mount Invincible is part of the Kananaskis Range and lies across the valley from Mount Hood.) Official name.

First ascended in 1953 by J. Dodds, W. Lemmon, and party

Photo: Mount Hood from Hood Creek on Highway 40
More photos
Photo: (l-r) Mount Evan-Thomas, Mount Packenham, and Mount Hood from the Smith-Dorrien Road near Lower Kananaskis Lake

Scrambling Routes
Moderate scrambling via west slopes and south ridge. Mount Hood is one of the less conspicuous peaks in Kananaskis' Opal Range. Despite the lack of technical difficulty, it is not a high-traffic mountain. The bushy approach discourages the casual wanderer, and because it is not evident from the road it does not attract as much interest. Most Opal Range summits require roped climbing, but this is one of the few viable scrambles of the group. Try from late June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 156

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