Cascade Mountain, Alberta
Prominence: 918 m, 3012 ft
Elevation: 2998 meters, 9836 feet
Approx. Isolation: 13.91 km, 8.64 mi
Unofficially Named Peak
51° 13' 43'' N; 115° 33' 46'' W
51.228626, -115.562828 (Dec Deg)
600347E 5676231N Zone 11 (UTM)
County/Second Level Region
Div. 15 - Banff
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
2003-09-03 by Jan Triska
2011-07-03 by Joe M
2011-09-04 by Adam Walker
2013-08-31 by Richard Hensley (GPS Track)
View ascents of peak by registered Peakbagger.com members (19 total)
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Cascade Mountain is another one of those Banff area landmarks; it appears as a rugged, articulated and very steep mountain guarding the entrance to the Banff town. A limestone peak, it possesses some of the typical features seen in this part of the Canadian Rockies, like a hanging cirque and a ridge between multiple sub-summits. It is also noted for the waterfall coming off the SSE slopes; a good iceclimbing area in the winter.
The easy route up Cascade is via the SW ridge. To get onto the ridge itself, it is necessary to hike into the Forty Mile Creek valley and then turn right, gaining the slopes.
Cascade tends to be a popular scramble as it only contains a few tricky, exposed spots and is otherwise a moderate to easy terrain. Lots of wildlife on the slopes, notably bighorn sheep.
Banff's Main St. lines up perfectly with Cascade Mtn. A large cornice on steep slabs, tucked behind the highest subpeak on the left, usually keeps scramblers off the summit through early August (2011-08-07). Photo by
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(Detailed prominence information)
: 918 m/3012 ft
: 958 m/3143 ft
: Elk Pass 2080 m/6824 ft
13.91 km/8.64 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
Central Front Ranges
Vermilion Range (Highest Point)
Land: Banff National Park
Banff 82 O/4 1:50,000
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