Resplendent Mountain

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Resplendent Mountain
Mount Resplendent.jpg
View of Resplendent from the Dome, upper Robson glacier
Highest point
Elevation 3,425 m (11,237 ft) [1]
Prominence 483 m (1,585 ft) [2]
Parent peak Mount Robson
Coordinates 53°05′15″N 119°05′53″W / 53.08750°N 119.09806°W / 53.08750; -119.09806Coordinates: 53°05′15″N 119°05′53″W / 53.08750°N 119.09806°W / 53.08750; -119.09806[3]
Geography
Resplendent Mountain is located in British Columbia
Resplendent Mountain
Resplendent Mountain
British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Rainbow Range
Topo map 83 E/03 Mount Robson
Climbing
First ascent 1911, Byron Harmon and Conrad Kain[4]
Easiest route NW slopes, II

Resplendent Mountain, or Mount Resplendent is a peak in the Canadian Rockies, located within Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. It is a part of the Rainbow Range, and is a sister peak to the more famous Mount Robson, its nearest neighbour. Together they form a classic panorama seen by travellers from the VIA railway and Highway 16. The mountain was named by Arthur P. Coleman, and A.O. Wheeler wrote, "On the east side it is clad from top to bottom in pure white snow, and presents with the sun shining upon it a spectacle of such wonderful brilliance that the aptness of the name became immediately apparent." The first ascent was achieved on the same historic 1911 trip in which Conrad Kain first scouted the climbing routes later to be used on the first ascent of Mount Robson.

The east face of Resplendent towers above the sources of Resplendent Creek, feeding into the Moose River, and its north face emerges from the Robson Glacier, feeding the Robson River, another tributary of the upper headwaters of the Fraser River. Resplendent holds an important place in the history of Canadian Rockies ski mountaineering, and from the time of Peter L. Pearson's first ski ascent (solo) in 1930, it has been a much sought-after objective for winter ascents, with a ski descent of over 1800m from the summit to the toe of the Robson Glacier.

Resplendent from the north in winter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resplendent Mountain". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Resplendent Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Resplendent Mountain". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  4. ^ Corbett, Bill (2004). The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies. Vancouver: Rocky Mountain Books. pp. 36, 37. ISBN 9781897522400. 

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