Messines Mountain
3100m (10171ft.)

Located on the continental divide above the Mons Icefield at the head of Mons Creek. Banff Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Saskatchewan & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 51; 50; 15 Longitude 116; 59; 30, Topo map 82N/15

Panorama viewpoint: Saskatchewan River Crossing. Can be seen from Highway 93N

Named in 1920. Messines is a town in Belgium which was the scene of severe fighting by Canadian troops in 1917 and 1918 during WW I. Official name.

First ascended in 1930 by D. Duncan, A.F. MegrewJournal reference AAJ 1-338, CAJ 49-188.

Photo: Messines Mountain (left) Messines Ridge (two peaks at centre in sunlight) and Mount St. Julien (beyond at right) (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)
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Photo: Messines Mountain from the Icefields Parkway at Saskatchewan River Crossing

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