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|Elevation:||3,307 metres (10,850 feet)|
|Latitude:||51° 50′ 30″ N|
|Longitude:||116° 40′ 55″ W|
|Topo map:||NTS 82N/15 Mistaya Lake|
|First ascent:||1913 by J.W.A. Hickson, guided by Edward Feuz jr.|
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.
- Difficult scrambling on the 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 metres (5,350 feet).
- Mt. Chephren on Peakfinder - pictures and more history.
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