Mount Richard Bennett

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: W side Kiwa Glacier, W of Valemount in the Premier Range, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°49'51"N, 119°47'34"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/13

Other Recorded Names:

Mount Bennett

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 May 1962 on 83D; the northern peak is 10,400' asl; the southern peak is 10,000' asl.

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

Named after the Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett (1870 - 1947), Canada's 14th Prime Minister, 1930-35.
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Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This feature was identified as Mount Goodell in Climbers Guide to the Interior Ranges of British Columbia, 1937, p.129; and in the 1947 edition, p.149. Identified as "Mt. Richard Bennett (Goodell)" in the 1963 edition, p.6. Origin/significance of Goodell not recorded.

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