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Mount Chephren

Mount Chephren is a mountain located in the Mistaya River Valley of the Canadian Rockies.

Elevation:3,307 meters / 10,850 feet
Latitude: 51° 50′ 30″ N
Longitude:116° 40′ 55″ W
Range: Canadian Rockies
Topo map: 82N/15 Mistaya Lake
First ascent:1913 by J.W.A. Hickson., guided by Edward Feuz jr
Routes: Difficult scrambling on south face; South Face/West Ridge (Normal Route) II

Mount Chephren is rated a difficult scramble due to its steep upper slopes with possible snow and ice difficulties. Considerable snow on the route would likely require crampons and an ice axe, thereby pushing the climb into the realm of a technical ascent. The best conditions for scrambling would be late July and August.

The trail head is located at the west end of the Waterfowl Lakes campground off the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park. The elevation gain from the trail head to the summit is 1,630 meters (5,350 feet).

Mount Chephren was named after Chephren, the pyramid builder. The mountain was originally named Pyramid Mountain in 1897 by J. Norman Collie, but it conflicted with an identically named peak in Jasper National Park, so it was renamed in 1918 to its present name.

See Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies by Alan Kane for a route description.

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