Nanga Parbat 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: On BC-Alberta boundary at the head of Mummery Glacier, N of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°42'21''N, 116°51'57''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/10

Origin Notes and History:

Nanga Parbet Mountain adopted in the 17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1921, not "Mount Nanga Parbat" as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #18, 1919.

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

"After the mountain of the same name in the Himalayas on which A.F. Mummery perished." (17th Report, Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1921) [Mummery died in an August 1895 climb, and a nearby BC mountain was named after him in 1897; presumably this mountain was named at the same time.]

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

The descriptor 'Nanga' means bare, and 'Parbat' refers to a hill or mountain. (c1961 advice from E. Holmgren, Edmonton)

Source: included with note