Mount Edith Cavell

North Face of Mount Edith Cavell

Mount Edith Cavell is a mountain in the Canadian Rockies. It is located in Jasper National Park, southwest of the town of Jasper, west of the Athabasca River. The mountain was named in 1916 after the nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed during the First World War by the Germans in Belgium. Previously his name Montagne de la Grande traversée was (the mountain of the Great crossing ) because he is on the way to Athabascapass.

The first ascent of the 3363 meter high mountain was made in 1915 by AJ Gilmour and E.W.D. Holway.

A 17- km long winding road leads from Jasper to Mount Edith Glacier. The west ridge of the mountain continues in a semi-circular arc to the north and east. In this basin, the Angel Glacier feeds.


The Angel Glacier on the north side.

The east side of the Icefields Parkway in the valley of the Athabasca River.