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Mount Cooper  British Columbia   #2710
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Slocan Ranges / Goat Range (Kootenays)

Height: 3094 m -> 10151 feet
Prominence?: 2319 m above Beaton-Trout Pass
Line Parent?: Nautilus Mountain (82.4 km away, at bearing 357 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Sir Sandford (171.0 km away)

Location:   50.17972,-117.19917     50:10:47, -117:11:57   11U 485780 5558632 (24 km NE of New Denver). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.03   AreaCode: FL07/BB79
First Ascent: Friday August 10, 1962 Spokane Mountaineers: William Boulton, Terry Beck, Richard Hahn, Lorna Ream, Jack Steele, Edward Bouttin and Gary Johnson.
Another View of Mount Cooper
This peak is #13 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Mount Cooper is located between Kootenay Lake and the Arrow Lakes, north of Valhalla Provincial Park. It is between Argenta and Nakusp. Cooper has only one glacier, the Spokane glacier on its north side, about 2 km long. The mountain is apparently within the newly created "Goat Range Provincial Park", which was created to provide an undisturbed habitat for goats, as well as bear, elk, deer, and mountain cariboo. It is home to the world’s largest concentration of the rare white grizzly (Ktunaxa). The bear is easily identified by its distinctive unique blonde colouring.

Name Notes: Cooper Mountain adopted in 1924, then changed to Mount Cooper in 1960. Named after Cooper Creek, in turn named after a prospector and trapper of Kaslo.


1. Via Spokane Glacier (1962.08.10) William Boulton & party. Steep glacier, lots of crevasses. No easy approach. First Ascent route somehow got to a point on McKian Creek at 3500', just above Spokane Creek in a single day. Then up Spokane Creek to Spokane Glacier, and then to summit. Very steep ice, lots of crevasses.

Trips within 1 km
52 2013.04.01 Mount Cooper ski ascent Cindy Walker

Comments
2004.03.03 Prominence Proof Drew Brayshaw

Paper Maps
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 Mount Denver and Goat Range from Gladsheim Drew Brayshaw
12 Another View of Mount Cooper Sandra McGuinness
9 The Big Peak of the Goat Range: Mount Cooper Sandra McGuinness
7 Mount Cooper from the west Andrew Strand

Placename Photos
8 Mount McHardy from the South Greg Jones