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Mount Brown  Alberta/British Columbia   #489
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 2791 m -> 9157 feet
Prominence?: 513 m  
Line Parent?: Dynamo Peak (9.7 km away, at bearing 201 degrees)
Greater Parent: Dynamo Peak (10.0 km away)

Location:   52.38022,-118.22982     52:22:49, -118:13:47   11U 416291 5804040 (47 km NE of Mica Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.08   AreaCode: FL28/DC82
First Ascent: 1827 David Douglas (alone)
Mount Brown
It was first climbed by David Douglas, who climbed it from Athabasca Pass in 1827. Douglas estimated its height at between 15,000 and 16,000 feet, and for the next 80 years, that was the height on all known maps. Brown and Hooker were beleived to be the highest mountain in N America at the time. In the early 1900's there were numerous major expeditions to search for these peaks. "Being well rested by one o'clock, I set out with the view of ascending what seemed to be the highest peak on the north. Its height does not seem to be less than 16,000 or 17,000 feet above the level of the sea. The view from the summit is of too awful a cast to afford pleasure. Nothing can be seen, in every direction as far as the eye can reach, except mountains towering above each other, rugged beyond description. This peak, the highest yet known in the northern continent of America, I feel a sincere pleasure in naming 'Mount Brown,' in honour of R. Brown, Esq., the illustrious botanist...A little to the southward is one nearly the same height, rising into a sharper point. This I named Mt. Hooker..."

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9 Mount Brown David Henry