Ernest Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On Mount Lyell, on BC-Alberta boundary NE of Bush Arm, Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°57'26''N, 117°06'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14

Origin Notes and History:

Ernest Peak (not Mount Ernest, nor Ernst Peak, nor Peak # 3) adopted 19 January 1972 on 82 N/14, as submitted by S. Vallance, Banff (file B.1.59).

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

Elevation 3488m. Identified as Pk 3 of the Mount Lyell massif in BC-Alberta Boundary map 20, surveyed in 1918; less than 200m northwest of the highest summit.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

The five distinct peaks on Mount Lyell were named for six prominent Swiss mountaineering guides: Edward [sic] Feuz and Christian Hässler, brought from Interlaken to Glacier House by the CPR in 1899 to assist climbing parties in the Rocky Mountains; their sons and nephew Ernest [sic] Feuz, Christian Hässler and Walter Feuz; and Rudolph Aemmer - together the "Swiss Guides" made mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies more accessible (Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XVII, 1982, p.42). See also "The Selkirk Range" by A.O. Wheeler, Department of Interior, 1905; and "The Golden Star", 7 June 1972, Vol 81, No 23. Ernest Feuz died at Golden, 14 May 1966 (obituary in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol 50, 1967, p.134).

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