Mount Carnarvon
3040m (9974ft.)

Located in the Kiwetinok River Valley 1.5 km north-northwest of Carnarvon Lake. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 28; 08 Longitude 116; 35; 15, Topo map 82N/07

Panorama viewpoint: Ottertail River Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by Alexander MacKinnon Burgess in 1900. Herbert, Howard Molyneux (Fourth Earl of Carnarvon) (The Earl of Carnarvon was the parliamentary author of the British North America Act of 1867. He helped resolve the dispute between BC and Canada shortly after the province joined Canada.) Official name. Other names Emerald Mountain, McMullen

First ascended in 1904 by Topographical Survey

Photo: Looking east to Mount Carnarvon from near Wapta Mountain (courtesy Rob and Kathy Taerum)
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Other Information
Photo: Mount Carnarvon from west of Field on the Trans-Canada Highway

Alexander Burgess (see Mount Burgess) placed this name on the mountain in 1900. He was Deputy Minister of the Interior during the construction of the CPR, Alexander Burgess became Commissioner of Public Lands for Canada in 1897. Previously the name was attached to what is now Mount King by James J. McArthur.
Scrambling Routes
Difficult scrambling via south ridge for final 100 vertical metres. Mount Carnarvon is possibly the best scramble near Field. It boasts a well-maintained approach trail, fine surroundings and unlike many Yoho peaks, offers good, solid rock. Elevation gain is significant. When travelling the Trans-Canada Highway, glancing north at a point some 12 km west of Field, you can see Mount Carnarvon rising like a great pyramid to eclipse snow-capped President and Vice-President peaks to the right. Its striking shape and challenging scrambling on good rock makes Mount Carnarvon worth a visit. This route requires dry, snow-free conditions. An ice axe is recommended; Try from late July or August on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 284

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