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The President
The Vice President & The President (l-r) from Isolated col (skiout).jpg
The Vice President & The President (l-r) from isolated col (skiout to Stanley Mitchell hut)
Highest point
Elevation 3,123 m (10,246 ft)
Prominence 658 m (2,159 ft) (above Kiwetinok Pass)
Geography
Parent range President Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/10
Climbing
First ascent 1901 by James Outram, Christian Kaufmann and Joseph Pollinger
Easiest route scramble

The President is a mountain peak on The President/Vice-President Massif of the President Range, in eastern British Columbia. It is just north of Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, near the Alpine Club of Canada's Stanley Mitchell hut.

History

The President was named Shaugnessy in 1904 by Edward Whymper after Thomas Shaugnessy, the president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1907, the mountain was renamed by the Alpine Club of Canada, after it was discovered that the name had already been used on a mountain in the Selkirks.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, The President 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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