Mount King George
3422m (11228ft.)

Located west of Palliser River and east of Queen Mary Creek. Royal Range, Park, Major headwater Kootenay River.
Latitude 50; 36; 00 Longitude 115; 24; 30, Topo map 82J/11


Named by Interprovincial Boundary Survey in 1916. George, King (King George V was the British King during WW I.) Official name.

First ascended in 1919 by V.A. Fynn, guided by Rudolph Aemmer. Journal reference CAJ 11-28.

Photo: The summit block of Mount King George (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)
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Photo: Mount King George dominates this view from the east (l-r) Princess Mary, King George, Prince Albert, and Prince Edward

In Volume I of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey, Arthur O. 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 dirctions. 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.

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