Ben Lomond

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Loch Lomond, SE of Squamish, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°35'51''N, 123°03'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/11

Origin Notes and History:

"Ben Lomond Mountain" adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0836; form of name changed to "Ben Lomond" 2 June 1955 on 92G/11, as originally submitted by BC to Geographic Board 9 November 1923, and as labelled on BC map 2D, Powell Lake, 1923.

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

Named in association with nearby Loch Lomond, both in turn referring to the largest lake in Scotland (and largest freshwater lake in the UK) and the mountain on the east shore ("loch" and "ben" are Gaelic terms, meaning lake and mountain, respectively).

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

First ascent credited to F. Perry and W. J. Gray, 1908.

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