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Mount Sir Donald # 450

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Date: 2001.04.15
Vantage Point: From Trans-Canada Highway near West Portal of Mount Macdonald Tunnel

Caption: Seen from the west, Mount Sir Donald rises into the clouds.

PhotoDescr: When the Canadian Pacific Railway first ran over the Rogers Pass, Glacier House was built to feed the CPR's passengers. The pass was too steep to allow for dining cars. Mount Sir Donald immediately began tempting alpinists staying at Glacier House, and was first climbed by Cooper, Huber, and Sulzer in 1890. The peak was named for Sir Donald A. Smith, later Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, a principal promoter of the CPR, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, Chancellor of McGill University, and Canadian High Commissioner in London.

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