Younghusband Ridge
3150m (10335ft.)

Located on the continental divide between the Chaba Icefield and Apex Glacier. Jasper Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 52; 14; 00 Longitude 117; 49; 00, Topo map 83C/04


Named by Alfred J. Ostheimer in 1927. Younghusband, Lt. Col. Sir Francis Edward (A British climber, Lt. Col. Younghusband led a military expedition to Lhasa in 1906.) Official name.

First ascended in 1927 by Alfred J. Ostheimer, guided by Hans Fuhrer.


Other Information

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (18631942) was a British explorer who visited Manchuria in 1886. The following year he travelled from China to India, crossing the Gobi desert and the Mustagh Pass (5791 m) in the Karakorum Range. In 1904, he was sent to India with a military expedition and entered Tibet, where he forced a treaty upon the Dalai Lama, opening Tibet to Western trade. Later he surveyed the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers and the upper reaches of the Indus. He made three attempts to climb Mount Everest. He authored "Heart of a Continent" in 1898, "India and Tibet" in 1912, and "Everest: the Challenge" in 1936.
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