Walter 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°57'08''N, 117°06'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14

Origin Notes and History:

Walter Peak adopted 19 January 1972 on 82 N/14 as submitted by S. Vallance, Banff; not Mount Walter, nor Peak # 4. (file B.1.59).

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

The five distinct peaks on Mount Lyell were named for five prominent Swiss mountaineering guides, originally hired by the CPR in the 1890's to assist climbing parties in the Rocky Mountains: Rudolph Aemmer, Christian Hassler, and Edward (sic), Ernest & Walter Feuz. (See "The Selkirk Range" by A.O. Wheeler, Department of Interior, 1905; Canadian Alpine Journal vol XXVII, 1940, p.231; also "The Golden Star", 7 June 1972, Vol 81, No 23.)

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