Rogers Pass and Mount Macdonald (then Mount Carroll) on the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1887
|Elevation||2,883 m (9,459 ft) |
|Prominence||518 m (1,699 ft) |
|Parent peak||Uto Peak|
|Parent range||Selkirk Mountains|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/06|
|First ascent||1886 by DO Lewis and several members of CPR Engineering|
Mount Macdonald is a mountain peak located in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, immediately to the east of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. It is notable as the location of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Connaught and Mount Macdonald Tunnels. At 14.7 km, the Mount Macdonald tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the western hemisphere.
The original name of the peak was Mount Carroll (for a member of the CPR engineering team under A. B. Rogers), but was renamed to honour the first Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald by a Privy Council Order in Council #551 on 4 April 1887.
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