Robson Pass

Name adopted in 1956
Feature type: Pass
Province: Alberta-BC boundary
Location: Alta-BC boundary, NE of Mount Robson
Latitude: 53°09’00”
Longitude: 119°07’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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“Between Berg and Adolphus lakes lies Robson Pass,” wrote Arthur Wheeler in 1911. “The pass is a shingle flat, rising gently to the ice-fall of the Robson Glacier, by the outflow from which it has been formed.”

In 1927, after having made a boundary survey in the vicinity, Wheeler wrote: “Robson Pass, 5,440 feet in altitude, is one of great technical interest owing to the fluctuations of the watershed.… The broad morainal flat at the summit of the pass is so nearly of a level that the outflow from Robson Glacier has been known to change the line of watershed.”

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860-1945 ]. “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal, 26, no.198 (1912)
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860-1945]. “Passes of the Great Divide.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1926–1927):173. 132. Robson Pass. Alpine Club of Canada

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