In 1957 the Neave brothers and Karl Ricker made what was believed to be the FA of the mountain but reached the SW peak which was thought to be higher. Mike Walsh soloed the Main Peak in 1968 for the true first ascent.
Name Notes: Named in 1914 by an Alpine Club of Canada climbing party, after Colonel William Washborough Foster ( - 1953), later Major-General Foster, CMG, DSO, longtime member of the Alpine Club of Canada. In his capacity as Minister of Public Works, Colonel Foster had been instrumental in securing financing for the 1914 ACC expedition to the recently established Strathcona Park. His description of the early development of Strathcona Park was published in Canadian Alpine Journal Vol V, 1913, pp 96-99; participation in Mount Logan Expedition in CAJ 1924, pp27-47; obituary in CAJ 1955, p52.