Nasswald Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, E of Simpson Ridge in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°59'55''N, 115°39'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/13

Origin Notes and History:

Decision in Place Names of Alberta, 1928.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

"While mapping the Simpson River Valley in 1913 the party got hung up in the clouds on a photographer's station adjoining Nasswald Peak. To fill in the time of waiting, the guide, Conrad Kain, traversed the connecting ridge and made the summit of the peak where he built a cairn. The Austrian village where Conrad lived when at home was named Nasswald. I called the peak by that name for identification purposes and used it later as a reference station." (2 November 1926 letter from Arthur O. Wheeler, to R.Douglas, Geographic Board)

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