Mount Edith Cavell

North Face of Mount Edith Cavell in Summer Morning Viewed from Jasper Townsite - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 25, 2012: The north face of Mt. Edith Cavell is visible from Jasper townsite.


Mount Edith Cavell is a famous mountain located in Athabasca River and Astoria River valleys of Jasper National Park. It is a popular tourist destination for front country hiking and back country camping/horseback riding. The mountain is an avenue to the scenic Tonquin Valley Trails as well as a geological hub for Angel Glacier, Cavell Meadows, and Cavell Lake. The mountain can be accessed via Cavell Road, which opens from early June until mid-October.

Mt Edith Cavell was named in 1916 after an English nurse and spy executed by the Germans during World War I for having helped allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands, in violation of military law. The mountain was known as la montagne de la Grande traversée (the Mountain of the Great Crossing) because it stands above Athabasca Pass.

North Face of Mount Edith Cavell in Summer Morning Viewed from Entrance of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: Mt Edith Cavell viewed from the entrance of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

North Face of Mount Edith Cavell in Summer Morning Viewed from Beauvert Lake at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 25, 2012: Mt Edith Cavell viewed from Beauvert Lake

North Face of Mount Edith Cavell in Summer Morning Viewed from Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: Mt Edith Cavell viewed from Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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