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The Colonel

  • 2786 m (9,141ft)
  • Naming History
53.0833N -118.800W
Located in the Moose River Valley north of Colonel Creek;

Province: BC
Park: Mount Robson
Headwater: Fraser
Year Named: 1911
Named by: Arthur Wheeler
Named for: Laussedat, Colonel Aime (Col. Laussedat was a French military officer whose photographic surveying techniques were widely followed and used by the Interprovincial Boundary Surveyors. Mt. Colonel is also named in his honour.)

"Across the valley from our camp a fine-looking peak stood out conspicuously. On a small scale the peak resembles one on the Blaeberry River, near its junction with the Columbia, named Mount Laussedat, after Colonel Ami Laussedat, a French scientist who first brought to notice the uses of photography in mountain surveying. The station is here referred to as 'The Colonel.' It is a very commanding peak and the view from its summit will repay the climb, which is nowhere difficult. It was a wondrous sight-seas of peaks does not express the oceans of peaks rising high in every direction. The immensity of the view is astonishing -the immeasurable chaos of it all!" -Arthur Wheeler, 1911