NW of Mount Robson
53.175 N 119.2597 W — Map 83E/3 — Google — GeoHack — Bivouac
Earliest known reference to this name is 1912
Name officially adopted in 1923
Official in BC – Canada
Elevation: 3246 m
Phillips’s map NW of Robson 1915
Boundary Commission Sheet 32 (surveyed in 1922 &1924)
“Back on the horizon line between Iyatunga and Titkana is a fine point that I am calling Phillips Mountain, in recognition of Donald Phillips, who made the ascent of Robson with Dr. Kinney,” wrote Charles Doolittle Walcott [1850–1927] of his 1912 trip to the Robson area.
Donald “Curly” Phillips [1884–1938] was a Jasper guide and outfitter who accompanied George R. B. Kinney [1872–1961] almost to the top of Mount Robson in 1909. They made several ascents, finally reaching, on Friday, August 13, what Kinney claimed was the peak. Phillips later stated that the highest point had not been reached.
- Walcott, Charles Doolittle [1850–1927]. “The monarch of the Canadian Rockies.” National Geographic Magazine, (1913):626. Internet Archive
- Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):9-80
- Swanson, James L. [1947–]. Banff: George Kinney and the first ascent of Mount Robson (1999). Spiral Road