Photo: The summit block of Mount King George (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)
Mount King George
- 3422 m (11,228ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
Located west of Palliser River and east of Queen Mary Creek
Ascent Party: V.A. Fynn
Ascent Guide: Rudolph Aemmer
Named by: Interprovincial Boundary Survey
Named for: George, King (King George V was the British King during WW I.)
In Volume I of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey, Arthur Wheeler described the Royal Group as, "a very remarkable group of mountains comprising seven distinct peaks, the highest having a altitude of 11,226 fee; it is much in evidence, and its towers and precipitous walls, its glaciers and outlying ridges dominate the landscape from all directions. It was first noticed by the Topographical division from Wonder Peak, close to Mount Assiniboine, and the name of "Mt. King George" was then given to the highest summit. The Commissioners now suggest that the title of 'The Royal Group' be applied to this collection of peaks and that the names of the Royal Family be placed upon its several summits. . ."
The first and second ascents of this peak were made 52 years apart.