Rearguard Mountain

Feature type: Mountain
Province: British Columbia
Location: E of Berg Lake, NE of Mount Robson
Latitude: 53°08’00”
Longitude: 119°07’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

From his vantage on Mumm Peak, Arthur Wheeler described the rugged ridge running from the centre of Mount Robson’s north-east face. “The ridge ends in a semi-detached rock mass, aptly named by Coleman ‘Rearguard.’”

Arthur Coleman explored in the area in1908. George Kinney, a member of Coleman’s party, claimed to have named the mountain.

References:

  • Kinney, George Rex Boyer, 1872-1961. London, England: Royal Geographical Society Archives. Letter to Arthur Hinks (1917).
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver 1860-1945 . “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal 26, no.198 (1912).

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