63. Mt. Princeton


Mt. Princeton is located near the town of Buena Vista in the Colorado Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. The mountain measures 14,197 feet high—223 feet shorter than Mt. Harvard, but one foot taller than Mt. Yale.  The first recorded ascent of the mountain was made during a Princeton geological expedition by William Libbey ’1877, only a month after his graduation.  In 1997, a group of more than 200 intrepid University alumni, staff, and their families climbed Mt. Princeton as the culminating event of the 18 month-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of the College’s founding. 

  • To learn more about things named for Princeton, see Café Vivian picture #28, 32, 36, 64, 81, 83, and 92.

  • To learn more about major University anniversaries, see quotation #6, 23, and 33 and Café Vivian picture #16, 18, 27, 34, 65, 82, 98, and 112.