Collier 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 BC-Alberta boundary, E of Field in Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°23'27''N, 116°18'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Collier Peak adopted by Alberta 20 October 1983 as a long-established name; adopted by BC 6 June 1984; adopted by Parks Canada 21 January 1985 on 82N/8. Not "Mt. Collier" as identified in Canadian Alpine Journal, vol X, 1919, p.7, and in Climber's Guide to the Rocky Mountains of Canada, 1921 et seq.

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

"Dr. Joseph Collier, his brother George, and guide Christian Kaufmann climbed the mountain in 1903." and.... "The ascent of Collier Peak in 1893 by Samuel Allen and H.P. Nichols was the first ascent of a mountain in the Lake Louise valley. It was un-named at the time and Allen referred to it as Mt Nichols."

Source: www.peakfinder.com (May 2002)

1918 ascent of "Mt. Collier [sic] described in 1919 edition of Canadian Alpine Journal, pp. 6-21.

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