Mount Lyell

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, NE of Bush Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°57'24''N, 117°06'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 11th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1912, as labelled on Palliser's map "British North America Exploring Expedition", 1858, and on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, etc.

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

Named in 1858 by James Hector, after Sir Charles Lyell (1795-1875), noted British geologist. Also Lyell Glacier and Icefield.

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

Five distinct peaks on Mount Lyell were named in 1972 for five prominent Swiss mountaineering guides: Ernest Peak, Walter Peak and Christian Peak on the interprovincial boundary, after Ernest [sic] Feuz, Walter Feuz and Christian Hässler; and Edward Peak and Rudolph Peak entirely in Alberta, after Edward [sic] Feuz and Rudolph Aemmer.

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