American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Peaks along the Prince Rupert Line of the Canadian National Railways

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  • Publication Year: 1931

Peaks along the Prince Rupert Line of the Canadian National Railways. About five miles west of Dorreen is Mt. Sir Robert Borden, consisting of two peaks and a small glacier; also a rather spectacular sharp peak beyond and a rounded snowy one beyond that. It would be necessary to cross the Skeena River to get to these mountains, but this could probably be done with a raft as the river looks smooth. Several miles of foot travel would be required. The mountain is about 9,000 ft. high and rises some 8,500 ft. above the track.

Beyond Kitwanga, Weeskinisht or Seven Sisters Mtn. (8,986 ft.) is very prominent. It is situated opposite Cedarvale, where there is a ferry and bridge across the river, and settlements on the other side. The mountain consists of a rock wall with six or seven bold peaks and considerable ice and snow. There is a steep tumbling glacier on the west, and a sizeable flatter one on the north. The easterly two peaks of the group bear thick summit ice caps above steep walls. The west walls of the massif could be reached within not more than a mile of the railroad, but it would probably be necessary to detour to the southwest and south to scale the peaks. The north side breaks off in steep cliffs not unlike the Rampart range (Tonquin valley) or the Ten Peaks.

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