Mount Dawson (Canada) Article

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Mount Dawson
Highest point
Elevation3,377 m (11,079 ft)  [1]
Prominence2,045 m (6,709 ft)  [1]
Parent peak Mount Sir Sandford
Coordinates 51°09′06″N 117°25′14″W / 51.15167°N 117.42056°W / 51.15167; -117.42056
MOUNT DAWSON (CANADA) Latitude and Longitude:

51°09′06″N 117°25′14″W / 51.15167°N 117.42056°W / 51.15167; -117.42056
[2]
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Selkirk Mountains
Topo map NTS 82N/03
Climbing
First ascentAugust 13, 1899 Charles E Fay, Herschel C Parker, Edward Feuz Sr., Christian Hasler Sr. [1]

Mount Dawson, elevation 3,377 metres (11,079 ft), is a massif in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, located in Glacier National Park to the southeast of Rogers Pass. [2] It is a double summit, the highest of which is Hasler Peak, the second peak being Feuz Peak, with Hasler Peak's elevation making it the highest summit in Glacier National Park and the second highest in the Selkirks. Mount Dawson is ranked as the 58th highest mountain in British Columbia. [1] The Dawson Glacier is located on its eastern flank.

Name

Mount Dawson was named 1888 by Reverend W.S. Green for geologist George Mercer Dawson (1846-1901), member of the British North America International Boundary Commission, 1873, later director of the Geological Survey of Canada (1895-1901). [2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Dawson". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Dawson". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-04-08.