Foster, William Wasborough "Billy"

FOSTER, William Wasborough "Billy," public servant, mountaineer (b 1875, Bristol, England; d 2 Dec 1954, Vancouver). He participated in the first ascents of Mt ROBSON, the highest peak in the Canadian ROCKY MTS (1913), and Mt Logan, the highest mountain in Canada (1925), 2 of the greatest achievements in the history of Canadian MOUNTAINEERING. Educated as an engineer in his native England, he came to Canada as a young man. He worked for the CPR in REVELSTOKE and in 1910 became provincial deputy...

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