Mount Weart

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: NE side of Wedgemount Lake, NE of Whistler in Garibaldi Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°10'10''N, 122°47'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 September 1930, as labelled on A.J.Campbell's 1928 map of Garibaldi Park.

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

Named by the Garibaldi Park Board after their chairman, J.W. Weart, appointed 1927; former member of the Provincial Legislature and Speaker of the House at Victoria. "An outstanding figure of public spirit who has taken a leading part in matters of public welfare." Note that the feature was already well-known as Armchair Mountain before the Garibaldi Park Board was established, and continues to be best-known and recognized in the mountaineering community as Armchair Mountain, or simply "The Armchair".

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

Elevation 9,300 feet. Straddles the boundary between New Westminster Land District and Lillooet Land District.

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