Mount Lavasseur (Wilson Arm E) Alaska #22520
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Boundary Ranges
Height: 1253 m -> 4111 feet
Prominence?: 856 m above Hill-Blossom Pass
Line Parent?: Descartes W2 (14.8 km away, at bearing 37 degrees)
Greater Parent: Halleck Peak (38.0 km away)
Location: 55.34639,-130.57805 55:20:47, -130:34:41 9U 399931 6134472 (55 km NW of Kincolith). AreaCode: FN50/DF47
First Ascent: 1980 Earl Redman and others.
Name Notes: Named for its relationship with Rousseau Peak. Therese Lavasseur was an illiterate seamstress who bore Rousseau five children. As a result of his theories on education and child-rearing, Rousseau has often been criticized by Voltaire and modern commentators for putting his children in an orphanage as soon as they were weaned. In his defense, Rousseau explained that he would have been a poor father, and that the children would have a better life at the foundling home.
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