Rearguard Mountain

British Columbia. Mountain
E of Berg Lake, NE of Mount Robson
53.1439 N 119.1264 W — Map 083E03 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1923
Official in BCCanada

From his vantage on Mumm Peak in 1911, Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945] 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 Philomen Coleman [1852–1939] explored in the area in 1908. George R. B. Kinney, a member of Coleman’s party, claimed to have named the mountain.


  • Coleman, Arthur Philomen [1852–1939]. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911. Internet Archive
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 26, No.198 (1912):382
  • Kinney, George R. B. [1872–1961]. London, England: Royal Geographical Society Archives. Letter to Arthur Hinks (1917).

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