Thorington Tower

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Thorington Tower
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Thorington Tower
Location in Alberta
Highest point
Elevation 3,155 m (10,351 ft) [1]
Prominence 275 m (902 ft) [2]
Coordinates 52°21′27″N117°30′10″W / 52.35750°N 117.50278°W / 52.35750; -117.50278 Coordinates: 52°21′27″N117°30′10″W / 52.35750°N 117.50278°W / 52.35750; -117.50278 [3]
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Winston Churchill Range
Topo map NTS 83C/05
First ascent 1967 by Don Lashier and Charlie Raymond
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Thorington Tower is a mountain in Alberta, Canada. It is located near the north branch of Lynx Creek (Alberta) in Jasper National Park.

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Mount Palmer lies 1½ km west of the tower. The mountain was named in 1967 after J. Monroe Thorington, an American ophthalmologist who climbed extensively in the Selkirks and the Canadian Rockies during the 1920s and 1930s. First ascent was by Don Lashier and Charlie Raymond in September 1967.

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Mount Palmer is a mountain located in the Athabasca River Valley of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.

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