Farbus 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.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at head of Lyell Creek, NE of Bush Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°57'48''N, 117°07'49''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1919 by the Geographic Board of Canada for inclusion on BC-Alberta Boundary Atlas map #20, as named in 1918 by interprovincial boundary surveyors.

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

"After Farbus, a village on the eastern slope of Vimy Ridge, about 5 miles south of Lens, in commemoration of Canadians fighting there." (17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1921, published as a supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1922, Ottawa)

Source: included with note

First ascent credited to E.R. Gibson and S.B. Hendricks, 17 July 1937 (Canadian Alpine Journal, 1937, p.98)

Source: included with note