The President

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The President
The Vice President & The President (l-r) from Isolated col (skiout).jpg
The Vice President & The President (l-r) from Isolated col (skiout to Stanley Mitchell hut)
Highest point
Elevation3,123 m (10,246 ft) [1]
Prominence658 m (2,159 ft) [1] (above Kiwetinok Pass)
Coordinates51°30′03″N 116°33′43″W / 51.50083°N 116.56194°W / 51.50083; -116.56194Coordinates: 51°30′03″N 116°33′43″W / 51.50083°N 116.56194°W / 51.50083; -116.56194[2]
Parent rangePresident Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo mapNTS 82N/10
First ascent1901 by James Outram, Christian Kaufmann and Joseph Pollinger[3]
Easiest routescramble
Left to right, The Vice President, President Glacier, and The President

The President is a mountain peak on The President/Vice-President Massif of the President Range, in eastern British Columbia.

It is just north of Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, near the Alpine Club of Canada's Stanley Mitchell hut.


The President was named Shaugnessy in 1904 by Edward Whymper after Thomas Shaugnessy, the president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1907, the mountain was renamed by the Alpine Club of Canada, after it was discovered that the name had already been used on a mountain in the Selkirks.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, The President is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.[4] Temperatures can drop below −20 C with wind chill factors below −30 C.


  1. ^ a b "The President". Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  2. ^ "The President". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  3. ^ The President PeakFinder
  4. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L. & McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633–1644. ISSN 1027-5606.

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