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Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier  British Columbia   #226
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Cariboo Mountains / Premier Range

Height: 3516 m -> 11535 feet
Prominence?: 2728 m above Cedarside Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Clemenceau (134.8 km away, at bearing 116 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Elbert (1828.0 km away)

Location:   52.80139,-119.73139     52:48:05, -119:43:53   11U 315874 5853674 (28 km SW of Tete Jaune Cache). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.13   AreaCode: FL29/IH03
First Ascent: 1924 Alan Carpe; Rollin Chamberlin; A. Withers
Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier
This peak is #22 on the Height List for British Columbia . This peak is #5 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier is the highest peak in the Cariboo Mountains. A glacier plateau with three snow domes covers the summit. The mountain is often climbed as part of a traverse of the Cariboo Mountains.

The mountain was named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier who was prime minister of Canada from 1896-1911. He was the first French speaking Prime Minister of Canada and is perhaps best noted for his statement that "The Twentieth Century belongs to Canada".

Name Notes: Adopted in 1927, after the Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Laurier was Canada's first francophone prime minister. He is often considered one of the country's greatest statesmen.


1. South Rib The route is approached from Lakes Camp above the lower spur of the Canoe Glacier. From Lakes Camp, climb a rock ridge to the North Canoe Glacier. Cross the glacier toward the South Rib, which is located on the east side of the South Face. Follow the South Rib to a snow basin. Climb the East Ridge to the summit.
2. West Ridge This route starts from the col between Sir Wilfred Laurier and Sir John Abbott. From the col, climb the west ridge on snow and past one easy rock step to the summit.
3. West Ridge This rock and snow route starts from the summit of Bivouac Peak.From Bivouac Peak drop down to the West Kiwa Neve. Cross below the north face of Sir Wilfred Laurier toward its west ridge. Follow a gully to the crevassed face of the west ridge. Climb the face to the ridge and then follow the ridge toward the summit; you will encounter rock on the ridge. Past the ridge, climb the ice cliff of the summit plateau.

Trips within 1 km
58 2004.08.08 Kiwa Creek Approach to Sir Wilfrid Laurier Steve Sheriff

Comments
2011.03.31 History of First 12 Ascents of Wilfrid Laurier (Mount Titan) Roger Wallis
2004.03.03 Description of saddle Mike Cleven
 

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20 Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier Rick Collier
13 Premier Range Panorama Klaus Haring
10 Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier II Rick Collier