Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier
|Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier|
South face of Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier
|Elevation||3,516 m (11,535 ft) |
|Prominence||2,728 m (8,950 ft) |
|Parent peak||Mount Clemenceau|
|Parent range||Premier Range|
|Topo map||NTS 83D/13|
|First ascent||July 5, 1924 by Allen 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.
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