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Parent Area: Bulkley Ranges
Area: 372 sq km.
Location: The Howson Range extends south from Telkwa Pass, which is situated about halfway between Terrace and Smithers. The boundaries are the Telkwa River, Burnie River, Kitnayakwa River, and Limonite Creek.
Terrain: Rugged high mountain terrain with extensive glaciation. Many glaciers have relatively gentle neves, but steep and broken lower sections. Many steep rock and ice faces as well as ice ridges. Little has been done in the way of serious climbing. It appears that the volcanic rocks are of better quality than the granite.
History: Its name comes from Jack Howson, a prospector and teamster in Telkwa early in the 20th century. The earliest climbing history is quite dramatic. A climber was killed on the first attempt to climb Howson Peak. Dick Culbert and friends climbed many peaks in the 60s, and there was a BC Mountaineering Club party there in the 80s.
The Howson Range is in the Wet'suwet'en (House of Kwees) part of BC.
Alpine Journal Articles
1957 The Accident on Mt. Howson Sterling B. Hendricks