Aye Mountain

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: BC-Alberta boundary, just S of Mount Assiniboine, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°50'41''N, 115°38'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/13

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Aye adopted in 1917, as labelled on BC map 4G, 1914, and on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet # 12; form of name changed to Aye Mountain 22 January 1971 on 82 J/NW and 82 K/NE, in keeping with nearby Eon Mountain (letter November 1960, file P.3.51).

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

"Aye" akin to always, ever, at any time; name associated with nearby Eon Mountain. Originator not known. First ascent credited to Henry S. Crosby/Rudolph Aerumer, 5 August 1934 (Canadian Alpine Journal , 1934-35, p.98)

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

"J.B. Aye of Summerland, who formerly lived in east Kootenay, is now about 77 years of age. He was a packer during the Flathead Forest survey of 1930, and the family may have provided assistance to the survey of BC map 4G, Windermere, c1914, or to the BC-Alberta Boundary Commission." (information from G.S. Andrews, former BC Surveyor-General, 21 December 1981)

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