BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Ulysses
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Feature Types.
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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. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: S of headwaters of Akie River, N of Sikanni Chief Lake, Peace River Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 57°20'47''N, 124°05'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 94F/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 19 December 1961 on 94F, as submitted by mountaineer Robert West, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
First recorded ascent 16 August 1961 by L.Scott Arighi, Arthur Maki & Robert West. "This peak is the highest in the area, and perhaps the highest in all of northeastern British Columbia. Data from our survey is still in the process of calculation, but provisionally we estimate the altitude of this mountain at 9900'. ...with Cyclops Peak providing a starting point, suggested names for other features in the area have been taken from Homer's epic poem "Odyssey"..... and Mt. Ulysses seems a fitting name for this spectacular summit." (August 1961 letter from Robert West, file W.1.53) [Elevation identified as 3024m / 9921.26 feet on 1:20,000 provincial base map.]
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
One of a suite of names taken from Homer's "Odyssey": Ulysses (Odysseus) was the hero of Homer's epic poem - a king of Ithaca and Greek leader in the Trojan War, who after the war wandered for 10 years before reaching home.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office