Mount Waffl

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Berg Glacier, just NE of Mount Robson at N end of Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°07'27''N, 119°08'06''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 October 1965 on 83E.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"The feature has been known as Mount Waffl since 1930, when N.D. Waffl, headmaster of a boys' school in Orange, New Jersey, lost his life while climbing Mount Robson." (August 1963 letter on Ottawa file 83E/3)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office