Whitehorn Mountain

Name adopted in 1912
Feature type: Mountain
Province: British Columbia
Location: NW of Mount Robson, W of Berg Lake
Latitude: 53°08’00”
Longitude: 119°15’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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“Mt. Whitehorn is a very striking feature,” wrote Arthur Wheeler, “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 north-west of Robson was referred to by Arthur Coleman in 1907 or 1908 as “The White Horn.” Elizabeth Paker claims 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 in 1911.

Adopted in 1912 as labelled on A.O. Wheeler’s 1911 topo map of Mount Robson.

References:

  • 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):8-81. Alpine Club of Canada
  • 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. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Schauffelberger, Walter. “Whitehorn (1913).” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1915):43-44. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Stone, W. E. “A day and night on Whitehorn.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1915):45-50. Alpine Club of Canada
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