The Reluctant King
With a summit height of nearly 13,000 feet, Mt. Robson is the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. It is also the most prominent mountain in the entire North American Rocky Mountain range (measured as the difference between the peak and the surrounding lower elevations).
Possibly named after trapper Colin Robertson, the mountain is called the King of the Canadian Rockies both for its status as tallest mountain, as well as its impressive bulk, imposing sheer cliffs and massive glaciers. It is readily visible from the meadow near the Mount Robson Provincial Park Visitor Centre -- at least, when it is visible. :) On a gloomy day like this, Mt. Robson can stay shrouded even when the clouds break up in surrounding areas, and it appeared this was likely the most we'd see of the mountain.