Mount Hector is a mountain in Banff National Park, Canada. The mountain was named in 1884 by George M. Dawson after James Hector, a geologist on the Palliser Expedition. The mountain is located beside the Icefields Parkway, 17 km (11 mi) north of Lake Louise.
The first ascent was made in 1895 by Philip S. Abbot, Charles Fay and Charles S. Thompson.
There's a trail called Mount Hector Route leading to the summit.
By elevation Mount Hector is
# 43 out of 2255 in the Canadian Rockies # 1 out of 42 in the Murchison Group # 32 out of 1917 in Alberta # 20 out of 436 in Banff National Park
By prominence Mount Hector is
# 8 out of 2255 in the Canadian Rockies # 1 out of 42 in the Murchison Group # 66 out of 27097 in Canada # 4 out of 1917 in Alberta # 2 out of 436 in Banff National Park
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