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Photo: Mount Livingstone (left) and Mount Rhodes from the Grassi Hut (courtesy Alan Kane)

Mount Rhodes

  • 3063 m (10,050ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.1472N -117.931W
Located between Shackleton Glacier and Stanley Glacier

Province: BC
Headwater: Columbia
Ascent Date: 1972
Ascent Party: Glen Boles, J. Christian, D. Forrest, P. Roxburgh, G. Scruggs
Year Named: 1927
Named by: J. Monroe Thorington
Named for: Rhodes, Sir Cecil (Sir Cecil Rhodes was the founder of the "Rhodes Scholarship Program." He had previously made a large fortune extracting diamonds in Africa.

Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) was a British entrepreneur who developed southern Africa's natural resources and founded of the state of Rhodesia which he named after himself

After returning to England, Rhodes studied at Oxford. In 1890 he became Prime Minister of the Cape Colony. He also became managing director of the South Africa Company which administered a territory roughly equivalent to present-day Zimbabwe.

He continued to be involved in the politics of southern Africa, particularly during the Boer War. The Rhodes Scholarships which enable foreign nationals to study at Oxford, came into being through his will.