Howson Peak

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Howson Peak
Highest point
Elevation2,759 m (9,052 ft) [1]
Prominence1,829 m (6,001 ft) [1]
Coordinates54°25′07″N 127°44′38″W / 54.41861°N 127.74389°W / 54.41861; -127.74389Coordinates: 54°25′07″N 127°44′38″W / 54.41861°N 127.74389°W / 54.41861; -127.74389[1]
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangeHowson Range
Topo mapNTS 93L/05
First ascent1958
Easiest routeN Ridge

Howson Peak is a mountain in west central British Columbia, Canada, located 54 km (34 mi) southwest of Telkwa and southwest of the head of Telkwa River. This prominent mountain is the highest of the Howson Range. Howson Peak was first climbed in 1958 after an accident during a 1957 attempt in which Rex Gibson, then president of the Alpine Club of Canada, was killed; that route, as well as many other lines, remains unclimbed. The mountain is now in Tazdli Wiyez Bin or Burnie-Shea Provincial Park. Access is by air to Burnie Lake or on foot from the Kitnayakwa River road; the Burnie Glacier Chalet is the nearest accommodation.

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  1. ^ a b c "British Columbia and Alberta: The Ultra-Prominence Page". Retrieved 2012-12-25.


  • "Howson Peak". BC Geographical Names.
  • "Howson Peak".
  • Canadian Alpine Journal 1957 and 1958
  • "Howson Peak, British Columbia" on Peakbagger