The Watchtower
2791m (9157ft.)

Located in the Maligne River Valley south-southwest of lower end of Medicine Lake; east of Excelsior Creek. Maligne Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 49; 20 Longitude 117; 50; 30, Topo map 83C/13

Named by Morrison P. Bridgland in 1916. The peak stands like a tower. Official name.

First ascended in 1951 by R.K. Irvin, J. Mowat, R. StrongJournal reference CAJ 35-99.

Photo: Looking northeast to The Watchtower from the Skyline Trail (courtesy Vern Dewit)

Other Information

The Watchtower in the Maligne Lake Valley of Jasper National Park, Watch Tower in the Cataract Brook Valley of Yoho National Park, and Watchman Peak near Thompson Pass are sometimes confused.
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