Mount Anne-Alice

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: Just inside BC-Alberta boundary, on NW side of Berg Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°10'48''N, 119°12'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 December 1990 on 83 E/3; submitted by parks staff as a well-known local name.

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

Named in 1939 by Anne MacLean Chesser and Alice Wright, after themselves; as they found no evidence of previous climbers they built a stone cairn at the summit, and claimed first ascent. Anne MacLean came from Nova Scotia in 1930 to visit her sister Sophie MacLean Hargreaves, and brother-in-law, Roy; she married Chuck Chesser in 1931 and they all became partners in the tourism and outfitting business at Mount Robson. Now deceased. Alice Wright was a frequent visitor at Berg Lake Chalet through the '30's and '40's; in 1959 she purchased Mount Robson Ranch from Roy & Sophie Hargreaves, and was a well-known member of the tourism/outfitting industry throughout the Rockies. Sold Mount Robson Ranch and retired in 1977. Now deceased. (detailed biographies on file M.1.63)

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