Mount Bedaux

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: Rocky Mountain divide, SE side Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°47'39"N, 124°51'29"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 94F/15
Related Maps: 94F
94F/15

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Bedaux adopted 7 April 1949 on 94SW, not "Bedaux Mountain" as labelled on 1935 map 5T324, "Route Traversed by the Bedaux Sub-Arctic Expedition" by Frank Swannell, BCLS. Mount Bedaux confirmed 1 October 1953 on 94F.

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

"Named because it bounds the Bedaux Pass on the north, and was actually climbed by Charles E. Bedaux and Robert Beattie 6 September 1934. Bedaux Mtn [sic] drops steeply into the Kwadacha Gorge to the west. On the east its slopes are fairly gentle. The top ridges are gently rounded. To the north it is separated by a divide, once a glacier-bed, from the high mountains and glacier fields in which the Muskwa and Kwadacha head." (27 May 1935 notation on BC name card by Frank Swannell, BCLS). See Bedaux Pass for additional biographical information & further details about the 1934 expedition.

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