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The 1908 Mount Robson expedition was a turning point for Coleman. He was fifty-six years old, and did not organize other exploratory expeditions in the Rockies. The expedition had been strenuous but exhilarating, and had the effect of committing the scientist to the study of glaciers.

A mountain, a glacier and a lake all in the area of the Saskatchewan River Valley, Alberta, were named in Coleman’s honour. (Coleman never set foot on ‘his own mountain.’ With the completion of the motor road through the area in 1939, Coleman had planned, at the age of 87, to climb Mount Coleman that summer. It was not to be, he died February 26, 1939. )

Photograph. John Yates?. Camp Among Last Bushes, 7000 feet. 1908 (From left: Lucius Coleman, Arthur Coleman, and Rev. George Kinney)
Map/ Diagram. A.P. Coleman. Map of Mount Robson holograph, ca1908
Drawing / Illustration. A.P. Coleman. Sketch of Mountains seen in Camps 17, 18, 19 and noon camp in Notebook 47 1908, [page 108]
Watercolour. A.P. Coleman. Athabasca outside of Mountains. Looking up, [243] n.d.
Watercolour. A.P. Coleman. "Near Lake Louise, [408]" n.d.
Watercolour. A.P. Coleman. Foot Hills, Alberta. n.d.
Photograph. Helena Coleman in front of Mount Coleman n.d. Helena Coleman Fonds


Camp 10     16.30 | 24.80

Morainic [sic] ridge mouth of West Fork of Sask.

Rain again today so that we made our latest start. 11.40, & showers while we were on route. Got tangled up in fallen timber at one place & lost nearly an hour. Forded the main Sask. At mouth of W. fork, where great gravel flats are spread out.

The rain made the low trails across the flats very wet & muddy, a most disagreeable day, but magnificent mt. scenery.

Thursday, Aug. 15, [1907] Camp 10

Camp 10     16.30 | 24.95

Forks of W & N Sask. A trail runs up the W Fork, & another, starting from a pretty little blue lake runs up the North or Main branch A camp near lake was occupied by Schaeffer

Notebook. A.P. Coleman. Camp 10 and Thursday Aug. 15, Camp 10 in Notebook 45 1907, [page 87]