Robson, Mount


Robson, Mount

      peak in eastern British Columbia, Can., 50 miles (80 km) west-northwest of Jasper, Alta. Rising above Kinney Lake and overlooking Yellowhead Pass to the east, Mount Robson is the highest peak (12,972 feet [3,954 m]) in the Canadian Rockies. Composed of horizontal shale strata, the mountain was probably named for Colin Robson (1793–1842), an official of the Hudson's Bay Company. It was mentioned by fur traders as early as 1827, but not until 1913 did A.H. MacCarthy, W.W. Foster, and Conrad Kain (an Australian guide) reach its summit. The Canadian National Railway's main line traverses Mount Robson Provincial Park, which surrounds the mountain.

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  • Robson,Mount — Rob·son (rŏbʹsən), Mount A mountain, 3,956.5 m (12,972 ft) high, of eastern British Columbia, Canada, on the border with Alberta. It is the highest elevation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. * * * …   Universalium

  • Robson, Mount — geographical name mountain 12,972 feet (3954 meters) W Canada in E British Columbia; highest in Canadian Rockies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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