English-speaking world

May 08, 2015

MT. ROBSON

Measuring 3,954 metres Mt. Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Located in the Fraser River Valley east of the Robson River; 4 km south of Berg Lake. Major headwater Fraser River. Mount Robson was likely named in 1815 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. Other names Cloud Cap Mountain; Snow Cap Mountain, Yuh-hai-has-kun; The Mountain of the Spiral Road.
First successful climber(s): W.M. Foster, A.H. McCarthy, Conrad Kain in 1913.



"Mount Robson is not only the highest mountain in the Canadian Rocky Mountains but one of the great mountains of the world, and deserving of inclusion in any select list on account of many striking characteristics and a form, beauty, and grandeur transcending any other of the greater peaks of the Rockies… The mountain is unique, and its massive precipices, seamed with different-coloured rock strata, enhance it in both beauty and stature." These words were written by Frank Smythe, an English mountaineer who wrote dozens of books about the mountains of the world during the first half of the twentieth century and was widely regarded as an authority on the subject.

4 comments:

  1. Pocztówki z tych gór są przepiękne. A tę mam chyba nawet w favach :)

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  2. Piękny widok szkoda, że tak daleko. bardzo lubię tego typu pocztówki.

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  3. Mam ją chyba w ulubionych, bo te góry na drugim tle są imponujące i majestatyczne, a do tego te zielone zbocza po lewej stronie. W sumie to Kanada mnie jakoś specjalnie nie interesuje, jednak krajobrazy to tam mają ładne :)

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