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Mount Robertson
Mounts French, Robertson, Sir Douglas.jpg
Mount Robertson (centered) between Mount Sir Douglas dominating the right side and Mount French to the left side
Highest point
Elevation 3,177 m (10,423 ft)
Prominence 281 m (922 ft)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Mountains of British Columbia
Country Canada
Provinces Alberta and British Columbia
Topo map NTS 82J/11
First ascent 1928 J.W.A. Hickson and Edward Feuz Jr.

Mount Robertson is a mountain in the Canadian Rockies, standing astride the British Columbia-Alberta boundary between Palliser Pass and North Kananaskis Pass. The British Columbia side of the pass is in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. The mountain is named for Sir William Robertson (1860–1933), 1st Baronet, Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1916 to 1918 during the First World War.


Mount Robertson is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny. The Haig Glacier, largest singular glacier in Kananaskis Country, lies to the south of the peak.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Robertson is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C.

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