Mount Robson

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Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.wikipedia
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Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12972 ft, is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

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Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.
The Canadian Rockies have numerous high peaks and ranges, such as Mount Robson (3954 m) and Mount Columbia (3747 m). The Canadian Rockies are composed of shale and limestone.

Mount Robson Provincial Park

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The mountain is located entirely within Mount Robson Provincial Park of British Columbia, and is part of the Rainbow Range.
The B.C. legislature created the park in 1913, the same year as the first ascent of Mount Robson by a party led by Conrad Kain.

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Mount Robson is the second highest peak entirely in British Columbia, behind Mount Waddington in the Coast Range.
In 1925, while on a trip to Mount Arrowsmith, Vancouver Island, Don and Phyllis Munday spotted what they believed to be a peak taller than Mount Robson, then accepted as the tallest peak entirely within British Columbia.

Fraser River

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There are backcountry campgrounds at each end of the lake and a log shelter on its banks, named Hargreaves Shelter in honor of the Hargreaves family who operated the Mount Robson Ranch across the Fraser River from the mountain and who outfitted most of the early trips into Berg Lake.
The river then flows north to the Yellowhead Highway and west past Mount Robson to the Rocky Mountain Trench and the Robson Valley near Valemount.

Berg Lake

The north face can be seen from Berg Lake, reached by a 19 km hike.
Berg Lake is a lake on the Robson River just below the river's source located within Mount Robson Provincial Park, at the doorstep of the north face of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Rainbow Range (Rocky Mountains)

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The mountain is located entirely within Mount Robson Provincial Park of British Columbia, and is part of the Rainbow Range.
Its highest summit, and the highest in the Canadian Rockies, is Mount Robson 3959 m (12989 ft), followed by nearby Resplendent Mountain 3425 m (11241 ft) and Mount Kain 2863 m (9393 ft).

Resplendent Mountain

The Robson Glacier, which fills the cirque and valley between Mount Robson and Mount Resplendent, in the early 1900s fed directly into both Berg lake and Adolphus lake, straddling the Continental Divide and draining thus to both the Arctic and Pacific oceans via the Smoky and Robson Rivers, respectively.
It is a part of the Rainbow Range, and is a sister peak to the more famous Mount Robson, its nearest neighbour.

Conrad Kain

The first documented ascent of Mount Robson, led by the young guide Conrad Kain, at its time the hardest ice face to be climbed on the continent, was achieved during the 1913 annual expedition organized by a large party of Alpine Club of Canada members who made use of the newly completed Grand Trunk Pacific railway to access the area.
He is particularly known for pioneering climbs in the Purcell Mountains and the first ascents of Mount Robson (1913), Mount Louis (1916) and Bugaboo Spire (1916).

John Robson (politician)

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Mount Robson was likely named after Colin Robertson, who worked for both the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company at various times in the early 19th century, though there was confusion over the name as many assumed it to have been named for John Robson, an early premier of British Columbia.
Mount Robson, on the border between British Columbia and Alberta, is not named for him, but likely for a North West Company guide.

Donald "Curly" Phillips

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The most famous early ascensionist was the Reverend George Kinney, a founding member of the Alpine Club, who on his twelfth attempt in August 1909 claimed to have reached the summit with local outfitter Donald "Curly" Phillips.
"Curly" Phillips first made a name for himself in the summer of 1909, when he chanced to meet the Rev. George Kinney, alone and struggling with packhorses loaded for an expedition in the waters of the Athabasca River near John Moberly's cabin (East of present-day Jasper) and immediately convinced him to accompany him on an ill-prepared adventure to attempt a third trip on his quest for the first ascent of Mount Robson.

Robson River

The Robson Glacier, which fills the cirque and valley between Mount Robson and Mount Resplendent, in the early 1900s fed directly into both Berg lake and Adolphus lake, straddling the Continental Divide and draining thus to both the Arctic and Pacific oceans via the Smoky and Robson Rivers, respectively.
The river continues south from White Falls for another 3.3 km before entering Kinney Lake, which sits directly at the base of the Robson River’s namesake peak, Mount Robson.

Arthur Philemon Coleman

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In 1893, five years after the expedition of A.P. Coleman to Athabasca Pass and the final settling of the mistaken elevations of Mt. Hooker and Mt. Brown, Mt. Robson was first surveyed by James McEvoy and determined to be the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
He achieved the first ascent of Castle Mountain in 1884, and in 1907, he was the first white man to attempt to climb Mount Robson.

William Wasbrough Foster

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Foster was an avid mountaineer, and was on the first expeditions to climb Mount Robson and Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan.

Robson Glacier

The Kain route follows the first ascent's path up the entire length of the Robson Glacier from its terminus above Robson Pass to the upper northeast face and the summit ridge.
Located on the British Columbia-Alberta Boundary and the Continental Divide to the east of Berg Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, it sits on the northeast flank of Mount Robson in Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia in the Canadian Rockies.

List of mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains

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Of the 50 most prominent summits of the Rocky Mountains, only Mount Robson and Mount Elbert exceed 2500 m of topographic prominence, seven peaks exceed 2000 m, 31 peaks are ultra-prominent summits with at least 1500 m, and all 50 peaks exceed 1189 m of topographic prominence.

Topographic prominence

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Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

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Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

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Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

British Columbia

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The mountain is located entirely within Mount Robson Provincial Park of British Columbia, and is part of the Rainbow Range.

Coast Mountains

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Mount Robson is the second highest peak entirely in British Columbia, behind Mount Waddington in the Coast Range.

Yellowhead Highway

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The south face of Mount Robson is clearly visible from the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16), and is commonly photographed along this route.

Colin Robertson (fur trader)

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Mount Robson was likely named after Colin Robertson, who worked for both the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company at various times in the early 19th century, though there was confusion over the name as many assumed it to have been named for John Robson, an early premier of British Columbia.

North West Company

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Mount Robson was likely named after Colin Robertson, who worked for both the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company at various times in the early 19th century, though there was confusion over the name as many assumed it to have been named for John Robson, an early premier of British Columbia.