Mount King
2892m (9489ft.)

Located in the Kicking Horse River Valley between Ottertail River and Porcupine Creek. Van Horne Range, Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 20; 30 Longitude 116; 39; 00, Topo map 82N/07
Can be seen from Highway 1

Named by Otto Koltz in 1886. King, William Frederick (William King followed Klotz as Chief Astronomer of Canada and served as inspector of surveys. He was also the Canadian member of the International Boundary Commission. Official name.

First ascended in 1892 by J.J. McArthur

Photo: Looking southwest to morning light on Mount King from the Emerald Lake Road
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Photo: Looking southwest to Mount King (right) and lesser peaks of the Van Horne Range from Highway #1, west of Kicking Horse Pass

Mount King was the location of a fire lookout during the 1950ís.
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