Mount Allen

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: On BC-Alberta boundary at N end Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°17'32''N, 116°13'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1924, as suggested by Dr. J.M. Thorington of Philadelphia, and as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet # 15.

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

After a pioneer climber of the Rockies, Samuel Evans Stokes Allen (1874-1945) of Philadelphia; Allen climbed in this area 1891, 1893-94 and 1895, including ascents of 6 of the highest 10 peaks. (May 1924 letter Ottawa file 82N/SE.)

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