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Photo: Mount Anne-Alice with Mount Whitehorn beyond (courtesy Don Beers)

Mount Anne-Alice

  • 2941 m (9650ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
53.1797N -119.202W
Located east of Hargreaves Glacier, 500 m south of the Continental Divide; 4.0 km east of Mount Phillipps; 4 km northwest of Berg Lake

Province: BC
Park: Mount Robson
Headwater: Fraser
Ascent Date: 1939
Ascent Party: Anne MacLean Chesser and Alice Wright
Year Named: 1939
Named by: Anne MacLean Chesser and Alice Wright
Named for: Chesser, Anne Maclean and Wright, Alice (Anne MacLean Chesser and Alice Wright completed the first ascent of the mountain. Both were active in the outfitting business in the Mount Robson area.)
Popular Hike: Mount Robson

Mount Anne-Alice was named in 1939 by Anne MacLean Chesser and Alice Wright. After climbing the peak and finding no evidence of previous climbers they built a stone cairn at the summit, and claimed first ascent. Anne MacLean came from Nova Scotia in 1930 to visit her sister Sophie MacLean Hargreaves, and brother-in-law, Roy. She married Chuck Chesser in 1931 and they all became partners in the tourism and outfitting business at Mount Robson. Alice Wright was a frequent visitor at Berg Lake Chalet through the '30's and '40's. In 1959 she purchased Mount Robson Ranch from Roy & Sophie Hargreaves, and was a well-known member of the tourism/outfitting industry throughout the Rockies. In 1977 she sold Mount Robson Ranch and retired.