Pommel 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.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Kitchi Creek and McGregor River, SW of Mount Sir Alexander, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°54'59"N, 120°27'02"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93H/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 24 February 1965 on 93H/16, as labelled on 1929 survey plan 10T264, McGregor River area, by A.J. Campbell, BCLS, and as identified in the 1953 BC Gazetteer.

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

Presumably named by A.J. Campbell. A descriptive name: a pommel is the knob-like protuberance at the front of a saddle, and this feature is located at the end (and is the highest summit) of an undulating ridgeline extending southwesterly from Mount Sir Alexander.

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