The Colonel
2786m (9141ft.)

Located in the Moose River Valley north of Colonel Creek;. Mount Robson Park, Major headwater Fraser River.
Latitude 53; 05 Longitude 118; 48, Topo map 83E/02

Named by Arthur O. Wheeler in 1911. Laussedat, Colonel Aime (Col. Laussedat was a French military officer whose photographic surveying techniques were widely followed and used by the Interprovincial Boundary Surveyors. Mt. Colonel is also named in his honour.) Official name.

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"Across the valley from our camp a fine-looking peak stood out conspicuously. On a small scale the peak resembles one on the Blaeberry River, near its junction with the Columbia, named Mount Laussedat, after Colonel Ami Laussedat, a French scientist who first brought to notice the uses of photography in mountain surveying. The station is here referred to as 'The Colonel.' It is a very commanding peak and the view from its summit will repay the climb, which is nowhere difficult. It was a wondrous sight-seas of peaks does not express itoceans of peaks rising high in every direction. The immensity of the view is astonishing -the immeasurable chaos of it all!" -Arthur O. Wheeler, 1911
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