American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Canadian Rockies, Unnamed Peak South of Mount Robson

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  • Publication Year: 1963

Unnamed Peak South of Mount Robson. To the south of Mount Robson and south and east of the railroad lies a handsome peak, the type about which you say, “My, that’s a worthy looking peak; we shall have to climb it sometime.” But you concentrate your attention on Robson. Apparently this is what everybody has done. Wanting to get pictures of Mount Robson from many angles, I determined to climb this peak. Seen prominently from the Mount Robson Coffee Shop when looking southeast, it resembles turreted towers. The ascent was made from the Mount Robson Ranch in one day by climbing the northwest gully to a basin about 1500 feet below the summit, circling around to the west and then the south, where the ascent was made up of easy talus slopes. Local residents flattered me by referring to it as “Cooper’s Castle” thereafter. It is the high peak (c. 9000 feet) in the group to the south of Mount Robson. So far as I have been able to determine, it had no name, not even a local one.

Edward Cooper

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