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Mount Field
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Mount Field with Mount Wapta in the background; near Field, British Columbia, Canada.
Highest point
Elevation 2,643 m (8,671 ft)
Prominence 182 m (597 ft)
Listing Mountains of British Columbia
Geography
Parent range President Range
Topo map NTS 82N/08
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Mount Field is a mountain located about 10 km (6 mi) east of the town of Field in Yoho National Park, Canada. The mountain was named in 1884 after Cyrus West Field, an American merchant who had laid the first Atlantic cable, 1858, a second in 1866; Mr. Field was visiting the Canadian Rockies the year as a guest of the CPR who were building the national railway, at the naming of a station and a mountain.

The Burgess Shale is located below the ridge connecting Mt. Field to Wapta Mountain.

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