Mount Phillips

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, just NW of Berg Lake at N end of Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°10'37''N, 119°15'39''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 December 1923 on BC-Alberta boundary map 32.

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

Labelled "Resolution Mountain" on early maps. [presumably the 1914 map drawn by Phillips.]

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

Named by boundary surveyors, after Donald "Curly" Phillips (1884-1937), renowned guide and outfitter, who lived at Jasper. His obituary is published in Canadian Alpine Journal, vol XXV, 1937, p.134.

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

In August 1914, Miss Mary Jobe and her guide Don "Curly" Phillips explored this portion of the Continental Divide. The so-called Jobe-Phillips map and Jobe's account of their explorations was published in the American Geographical Society Journal, vol XLVII, No 7, 1915 - the only detailed map & description of the area until boundary surveyors visited the area in 1922.

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