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Mount Robson Provincial Park on the Yellowhead Hwy...Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain is located entirely within Mount Robson Provincial Park of British Columbia, and is part of the Rainbow Range. It is commonly thought to be the highest point in B.C., but that distinction is held by Mount Fairweather at 4,663 m (15,299 ft). Mount Robson is the second highest peak entirely in British Columbia, behind Mount Waddington...Mount Robson was likely named after Colin Robertson, who worked for both the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company at various times in the early 1800s. The Texqakallt, a Secwepemc people and the earliest inhabitants of the area, call it Yuh-hai-has-kun or The Mountain of the Spiral Road.[5] Other unofficial names include Cloud Cap Mountain and Snow Cap Mountain...[edit] Geography.Mount Robson boasts great vertical relief over the local terrain. From Berg Lake the mountain rises 2,300 m (7,546 ft) to the summit. The north face of Mount Robson is heavily glaciated and 800 m (2,600 ft) of ice plunge from the summit to Berg Glacier. The south side of the mountain rises 3,000 m (9,843 ft) from base-to-summit. The 1,500 m (4,921 ft) Emperor Face on the northwest side provides a formidable challenge to climbers attempting a route up this vertical wall of rock and ice...The south face of Mount Robson is clearly visible from the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16). The north face can be seen from Berg Lake, reached by a 19 km (11.8 mi) hike. The lake is approximately two km long. There are backcountry campgrounds at each end of the lake...The Robson Glacier, the source of the Robson River, which flows off the north east flank of Mount Robson at one point in time fed two oceans. In the forefield of the Robson Glacier, lies a nunatak which divided the flow of the glacier west down the Robson River valley and east down the drainage into Alb