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