The Helmet
3420m (11221ft.)

Located 1.1 km northeast of Mount Robson summit, west of Robson Glacier. Mount Robson Park, Major headwater Fraser River.
Latitude 53; 06; 50 Longitude 119; 08; 30, Topo map 83E/03


Named by Arthur P. Coleman in 1908. Coleman referred to this as, "a striking point of rocks on the north flank of Mount Robson."" Official name.

First ascended in 1928 by Georgia Engelhard, guided by Hans Fuhrer.

Photo: The Helmet from the north at Berg Lake (courtesy Dr. John D. Birrell)

Other Information
Photo: The Helmet above Berg Glacier (courtesy Robert Boyko)

Arthur O. Wheeler described the feature when he, "looked at the north-east face of the Mount Robson massif. On the north shoulder rests a mighty ice-field, crevassed and broken in every direction. From its centre a rugged ridge protrudes, of which the culminating apex has been named by Coleman 'The Helmet,' from the resemblance to the old Roman headpiece when seen from the valley below."

With an elevation of 3420 metres, The Helmet would be a remarkable, outstanding peak were it anywhere else but directly adjacent to Mount Robson that towers 534 metres above it.

Please note that there is a peak named Helmet Mountain in Kootenay National Park.

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