Razor Peak

Feature type: Peak (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: N of Moose Lake
Latitude: 53°02’00”
Longitude: 118°57’00”
NTS map: 83E/2
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

“Across the deep valley of Red Pass stood a ridge of rock, where the strata were very nearly vertical, and the snow-filled couloirs so peculiarly shaped as to give the intervening rock the appearance of razor-blades,” wrote Arthur Wheeler after his 1911 expedition to the Mount Robson area. “The culminating crest of the ridge was on that account called ’Razor Peak.’”

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver 1860-1945 . “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal 26, no.198 (1912).

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