Atwell 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 Mount Garibaldi, SW end of Garibaldi Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°50'28''N, 123°00'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 October 1932 on map of Garibaldi Park & Area.

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

Identified as "King" and "Diamond Head" on some maps or reports (titles/dates not cited)

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

Named after Atwell Duncan Francis Joseph King (1877-1947), leader of the first party to reach the summit of Mount Garibaldi, 1907. Born at Montreal 11 October 1877; lived at Victoria since 1876. Employed as a solicitor by BC Electric Company for 33 years and was an ardent mountaineer, pioneering many routes in the Vancouver/Coast Mountains area. Died at Victoria 4 November 1947. (See obituary in Victoria Times, 5 November 1947)

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