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Mount Woolley
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E face of Wooley
Highest point
Elevation 3,405 m (11,171 ft)
Prominence 565 m (1,854 ft)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Winston Churchill Range
Topo map NTS 83C/06
First ascent 11:20 on July 28,1925, by a Japanese team (Six Japanese men including Yūkō Maki and three men from Switzerland)
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Mount Woolley is a mountain in Alberta, Canada, located in the Sunwapta River Valley of Jasper National Park, 1½ km south of Diadem Peak and is part of Winston Churchill Range of the Canadian Rockies.


The mountain was named in 1898 by J. Norman Collie after Herman Woolley. Woolley, a former football player, climbed extensively with Collie during his 1898 and 1902 expeditions into the Canadian Rockies.

The first ascent was made in 1925 by a Japanese team consisting of S. Hashimoto, H. Hatano, T. Hayakawa, Y. Maki, Y. Mita and N. Okabe. They were guided by Hans Fuhrer, H. Kohler and J. Weber.


Mount Woolley is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Woolley is located in a subarctic climate zone with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C.

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