Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier
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East face of Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Elevation 3,516 m (11,535 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,728 m (8,950 ft)[1]
Listing List of Ultras in Canada
Location
Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier is located in British Columbia
Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier
British Columbia, Canada
Range Premier Range
Coordinates 52°48′05″N 119°43′53″W / 52.80139°N 119.73139°W / 52.80139; -119.73139Coordinates: 52°48′05″N 119°43′53″W / 52.80139°N 119.73139°W / 52.80139; -119.73139[1]
Topo map NTS 83D/13
Climbing
First ascent 1924 by Alan Carpe, Rollin Chamberlin, & A. Withers

Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier is the highest peak of the Cariboo Mountains in the east-central interior of British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is part of the Premier Range, which is located just west of Valemount.

The name honours the seventh Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who died in 1919. Originally named "Mount Titan" by American mountaineer Allen Carpe, it was officially renamed in 1929 to honour Canada's Liberal prime minister.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "British Columbia and Alberta: The Ultra-Prominence Page" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  2. ^ Scott, Chic (2000). Pushing the Limits, The Story of Canadian Mountaineering. Calgary, AB, Canada: Rocky Mountain Books. p. 95. ISBN 0-921102-59-3. 

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