Whitehorn Mountain

British Columbia. Mountain
NW of Mount Robson, W of Berg Lake
53.1333 N 119.25 W — Map 83E/3 — GoogleGeoHackBivouac
Name officially adopted in 1912
Official in BCCanada
Elevation: 3399 m

“Mt. Whitehorn is a very striking feature,” wrote Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945], “owing to the precipitous rock ramparts, like mighty walls, that stretch out from it to the Grand Fork Valley. It is surrounded by glaciers, but it is not very white and does not convey the impression of a horn.”

This sharp conical peak was referred to by Arthur Philomen Coleman [1852–1939] in 1907 or 1908 as “The White Horn.” Elizabeth Parker [1856–1944] says it is so called “from some twoscore waterfalls shining like silver or foaming white down vertical purple cliffs on either side.” It was first climbed by Conrad Kain [1883–1934] in 1911.


  • 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
  • Parker, Elizabeth [1856–1944]. “A new field for mountaineering.” Scribner’s Magazine, 55 (1914)
  • Kain, Conrad [1883–1934]. “First ascent of Mt. Whitehorn.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1914–1915):42-43
  • Schauffelberger, Walter [1881–1915]. “Whitehorn (1913).” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1914–1915):43-44
  • Stone, Winthrop E. [1862–1921]. “A day and night on Whitehorn.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1914–1915):45-50

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