Mount Whymper (Edward)

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Mount Whymper (Edward)
Elevation 2,844 m (9,331 ft)[1]
Prominence 263 m (863 ft)[1]
Location
Location Kootenay National Park
Rocky Mountains
 British Columbia
 Canada
Range Canadian Rocky Mountains
Coordinates - BC_ 51°13′28″N 116°05′55″W / 51.22444°N 116.09861°W / 51.22444; -116.09861Coordinates: - BC_ 51°13′28″N 116°05′55″W / 51.22444°N 116.09861°W / 51.22444; -116.09861[1]
Climbing
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 on the Canadian Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. It is 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. Before the mountain was named 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 in British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. It is named for Edward's brother Frederick Whymper.[10][11][12]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Mount Whymper British Columbia #1562". Bivouac.com. http://bivouac.com//MtnPg.asp?MtnId=1562. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Whymper, Edward". Peakfinder.com. http://www.peakfinder.com/people.asp?PersonsName=Whymper%2C+Edward. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Peakware.com, ed. "Mount Whymper". Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia. http://peakware.com/peaks.html?pk=353&view=overview. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  4. Governement of British Columbia, ed. "Mount Whymper (Edward)". Geo BC - BC Geographical names. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/22078.html. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. "Mount Whymper". summitpost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/mount-whymper/152808. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  6. Henry, Emil William (2011). Triumph and Tragedy: The Life of Edward Whymper. Leicester: Matador - Troubadour Publishing. ISBN 978-1848765-788. http://books.google.es/books?id=Dg_ll3VWo64C&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=Triumph+and+Tragedy:+The+Life+of+Edward+Whymper+%C2%A0Per+Emil+William+Henry&source=bl&ots=bZ9kXepZtB&sig=lJTrv_hvvhSc2AmXryVwTzJCpws&hl=ca&sa=X&ei=cBHKT5iJF42ChQe7wrT1Dw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  7. Archives Society of Alberta, ed. "Edward Whymper fonds : [1900-1909"]. Archives Network of Alberta. http://asalive.archivesalberta.org:8080/access/asa/archaa/display/WHYTE-615. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  8. Dave Jones, ed. (1987). "Whymper's Antiques Fueled Many a Conversation". CP Rail News. http://www.okthepk.ca/dataCprSiding/cprNews/cpNews60/87100103.htm. 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. ISBN 978-1-897522-00-4. http://books.google.cat/books?id=CjEPWlrcs2IC&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&dq=whymper+canadian+pacific+railway&source=bl&ots=0GjXNFohEl&sig=AFCqcETJu4HCC0mB2CyNEn29w_0&hl=ca&sa=X&ei=sf_JT_IuiKaEB6OHweQP&ved=0CG4Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=whymper%20canadian%20pacific%20railway&f=false.
  10. Governement of British Columbia, ed. "Mount Whymper (Frederick)". Geo BC - BC Geographical names. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/22079.html. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  11. "Mount Whymper British Columbia #1333". Bivouac.com. http://bivouac.com//MtnPg.asp?MtnId=1333. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  12. "Mt Whymper". summitpost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/mt-whymper/439368. Retrieved 2 June 2012.