Resplendent Mountain

Feature type: Mountain
Province: British Columbia
Location: NE of Mount Robson
Latitude: 53°05’00”
Longitude: 119°05’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

“Named, and well named, by Coleman,” wrote Arthur Wheeler in the report of his 1911 expedition to the Mount Robson area. “On the east side it is clad from top to bottom in pure white snow, and presents with the sun shining upon it a spectacle of such wonderful brilliance that the aptness of the name became immediately apparent. It rose in great snow masses and ice walls sheer to the summit, and showed several of the largest and widest bergschrunds I have ever seen in the Rockies. Enormous cornices overhung on the north and east sides. Later, the mountain was ascended by Konrad Kain and Byron Harmon. It proved to be altogether a snow and ice climb, and Konrad reported having seen some of the greatest ice cracks he had met with throughout the course of his professional experience. The crest of the mountain he described as an immense cornice reaching far out into space over the depths below.” Arthur Coleman explored in the area in 1907 and 1908.

References:

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

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