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Mount Whymper (Edward)

Mount Whymper
Mount Whymper is located in British Columbia
Mount Whymper
Mount Whymper
Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Elevation 2,844 m (9,331 ft)[1]
Prominence 263 m (863 ft)[1]
Range Canadian Rockies
Coordinates [1]
First ascent 1901 by Edward Whymper Joseph Bossoney, Christian Kaufmann, Christian Klucker, and James Pollinger
Edward Whymper, 1910

Mount Whymper, 2,844 m, is a mountain located in the Canadian Rockies, British Columbia, Canada, in the Vermilion Pass area, Kootenay National Park.

The mountain is named for its first conqueror, the English alpinist, explorer, writer and engraver Edward Whymper.

In 1901, Whymper and his four guides (Joseph Bossoney, Christian Kaufmann, Christian Klucker, and James Pollinger)[2][3] first climbed Mount Whymper.[1][3][4][5] It was renamed to honour him. Previously was named as Mount Lefroy.[1] Whymper was exploring the area sponsored by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)[2][6][7] to promote the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the railway in his conferences.[8][9]

There is another Mount Whymper, (1539 m – ) in British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, named for Edward's brother Frederick Whymper.[10][11][12]


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  4. ^ Government of British Columbia (ed.). "Mount Whymper (Edward)". Geo BC – BC Geographical names. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
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  6. ^ Henry, Emil William (2011). Triumph and Tragedy: The Life of Edward Whymper. Leicester: Matador – Troubadour Publishing.  
  7. ^ Archives Society of Alberta (ed.). "Edward Whymper fonds : [1900–1909]". Archives Network of Alberta. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Dave Jones, ed. (1987). "Whymper's Antiques Fueled Many a Conversation". CP Rail News. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Sanford, Emerson; Sanford Beck, Janice (2008). Life of the Trail 2: Historic Hikes in Northern Yoho National Park. Surrey BC: Rocky Mountain Books. pp. 102–116.  
  10. ^ Government of British Columbia (ed.). "Mount Whymper (Frederick)". Geo BC – BC Geographical names. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mount Whymper British Columbia #1333". Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mt Whymper". Retrieved 2 June 2012. 

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