Mount Forbes, the eighth tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, is located 18 km (11 mi) southwest of the Saskatchewan River Crossing in Banff National Park. The mountain was named by James Hector in 1859 after Edward Forbes, Hector's natural history professor at the University of Edinburgh during the mid-nineteenth century.
Mount Forbes was first ascended on August 10, 1902, by the Swiss brothers Christian and Hans Kaufmann, guiding the British gentlemen J. Norman Collie, James Outram, Hugh E.M. Stutfield, George M. Weed, and Herman Woolley.
By elevation Mount Forbes is
# 8 out of 2255 in the Canadian Rockies # 48 out of 27097 in Canada # 6 out of 1917 in Alberta # 2 out of 436 in Banff National Park
By prominence Mount Forbes is
# 13 out of 2255 in the Canadian Rockies # 7 out of 1917 in Alberta # 3 out of 436 in Banff National Park
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