“In Jasper National Park”
Mount Edith Cavell is a mountain located in the Athabasca River and Astoria River valleys of Jasper National Park, Canada, and the most prominent peak entirely within Alberta. The mountain was named in 1916 for Edith Cavell, an English nurse executed by the Germans during World War I for having helped Allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands, in violation of German military law. It was previously known as la montagne de la Grande traversée (the Mountain of the Great Crossing) because it stands above Athabasca Pass.
A gruelling climb but a must-do while exploring Jasper. We have a 24-foot RV which we were warned not to take drive up the mountain to the parking lot, but it actually wasn't that bad, aside from the road being quite narrow at some points!
If you do the walk, you should make it your mission to walk right to the summit - the views are breathtaking and you can have a picnic perched on the rocks while taking in the splendor of the adjacent Mt Edith Cavell! If you do push to the top, take a light sweater or windbreaker jacket as it gets quite windy up there, and ensure you wear sturdy, grippy footwear as the ground becomes quite unconsolidated in the last leg of the climb.
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