Razor Peak
2667m (8750ft.)

Located in the Fraser River Valley southwest of Respendent Creek; east buttress of Red Pass. Rainbow Range, Mount Robson Park, Major headwater Fraser River.
Latitude 53; 02 Longitude 118; 58, Topo map 83E/02


Named by Arthur O. Wheeler in 1911. The near vertical beds which make up this mountain resembled razor blades. Official name.


Other Information

Arthur O. Wheeler gave his reason for choosing this name as follows, "Across the deep valley of Red Pass stood a ridge of rock, where the strata were very nearly vertical, and the snow-filled couloirs so peculiarly shaped as to give the intervening rock the appearance of razor-blades. The culminating crest of the ridge was on that account called 'Razor Peak.'"
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