Eden 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 between Chaba and Apex Glaciers, E of Cummins Lakes Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°11'17''N, 117°43'58''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83C/4

Origin Notes and History:

Name rejected by Alberta 10 March 1982. Adopted by British Columbia 5 February 1987, being a well-established name in mountaineering circles, and as identified in Canadian Alpine Journal vol XVI, 1927, p.41. Adopted by Alberta 5 May 1987; adopted by Parks Canada 3 August 1987 on 83C/4.

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

Originally submitted to Geographic Board in 1927 by Alfred J. Ostheimer, with names for numerous peaks in the Clemenceau Glacier area. Origin/significance of this particular name not supplied, although he suggested that a possible origin was given in the mountaineering journal Appalacia, vol X, p.34 [copy not provided/contents not known]. Most of Ostheimer's names were originally rejected by the Geographic Board of Canada because of the sheer volume of his submissions, none in the least relevant to Canada or to the Canadian Rockies. Mr. Ostheimer did, however, publish, circulate and promote his names in mountaineering journals (Canadian Alpine Journal, vol XVI, 1927, American Alpine Journal, Appalachia, etc) with the result that many of the names gained extensive use amongst mountaineers and were adopted in subsequent years. Originally submitted in 1927 by Alfred J. Ostheimer;

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