Mount Longstaff
3180m (10434ft.)

Located at the head of Small Creek and the head of Swiftcurrent Creek; west of Swiftcurrent Glacier. Mount Robson Park, Major headwater Fraser River.
Latitude 53; 11 Longitude 119; 20, Topo map 83E/03


Named by Arthur O. Wheeler in 1911. Longstaff, Thomas George (A physiologist and medical doctor, Thomas Longstaff was a well travelled climber who visited the Himalaya six times and was involved in early British attempts on Mount Everest.) Official name.

First ascended in 1916 by A.J. Gilmour, E.W.D. HolwayJournal reference App 15-7; CAJ 8-133.


Other Information

Dr. Tom G. Longstaff was a widely travelled mountaineer with considerable Himalayan experience who attended the 1910 Alpine Club camp at Consolation Valley, near Lake Louise. He later wrote that he had been, "captivated by the Western Mountains." "The trail was the freest form of travel I have known. There was no need for official permits; no pathways to oppose the whim of the moment; no tribes with different languages and customs to be humoured in a dozen ways; no dusty villages to be cajoled for supplies with infinite patience. My companions, packers and hunters, spoke the same language and we were all equal."
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