Canadian Alpine Club November 26, 2005Posted by Iglika in Exposition virtuelle Sandford Fleming.
Le 5 septembre 1883, à 4,600 pieds au-dessus du niveau de la mer, dans les monts Selkirk, Sandford Fleming participa à la formation du Canadian Alpine Club et en fut le premier président.
In 1906, A.O. Wheeler, organising the Alpine Club of Canada with Sir Sandford Fleming as Honorary President, decided that the organisations first assault should be on untrodden Mt. Robson. Wheeler convinced three experienced Canadian climbers to undertake the challenge – A.P. and Lucius Coleman and the Reverend George B. Kinney of Victoria.
History: With the completion of the railway in 1885, and the subsequent climbing activity near Rogers Pass, it was only natural that someone would set eyes on the great peak to the North. Like many mountains at the time, it came to the attention of Wheeler in 1901 while surveying near the railway. He calculated its lat-long and altitude, and at that time gave it its name.
Height: 3519 m (11545 ft)
Prominence: 2707 m above Canal Flats Pass
Line Parent: Mount Assiniboine (177 km away, at bearing 119 degrees) Lineage
Contour Parent: Pico de Orizaba
Location: N 51�4′ W 117�1′ (51� 24″-117� 03″) 11U 439900 5723200
Ranges: Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Big Bend Ranges / Sir Sandford Range
Regions: Rockies & Columbia / Selkirk / Sir Sandford
Cells: Orizaba 4000 / Whitney 3000 / Sir Sandford 2000 / Sir Sandford 1000 / Sir Sandford 500
NTS Map: 082.N.12 Trim Map: 082N.061
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First Ascent: 1912 Howard Palmer, E.W.D. Holway, Rudolph Aemmer, Edward Feuz Jr. (51 km W of Donald).Sir Sandford lies north of Glacier National Park, about 50 km from Rogers Pass, and 10 km from the now flooded Columbia River. It is situated in the Sir Sandford Range, just south of the Adamant Range. It is fairly remote and difficult to reach on foot, and a somewhat difficult climb, involving glacier travel and a certain amount of exposure. Many parties use helicopters to reach the area, but it is also possible to reach it on foot. It is outside Glacier National park.