Mount Whymper (Frederick)

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Mount Whymper (Frederick)
Highest point
Elevation1,539 m (5,049 ft)
Prominence889 m (2,917 ft)
Geography
LocationVancouver Island
 British Columbia
 Canada
State/ProvinceCA
Parent rangeVancouver Island Ranges

Mount Whymper is a mountain on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It is the highest point in Canada south of the 49th parallel. It is between the headwaters of the Chemainus River and the South Nanaimo River. This is 14 km (9 mi) north of Honeymoon Bay.[1]

History[change | change source]

The mountain was named in 1864 for Frederick Whymper.[2] He went with Robert Brown on the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition[3][4][5]

There is another Mount Whymper in British Columbia. It is named for Frederick's brother Edward Whymper.[6][7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mount Whymper British Columbia #1333". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. "Whymper, Frederick". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. University of Toronto / Université Laval. 2000. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  3. "Mount Whymper (Frederick)". Geo BC - BC Geographical names. Governement of British Columbia. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  4. "Brown, Robert". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. University of Toronto/Université Laval. 2000. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. Hayman (ed), John (1989), Robert Brown and the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, ISBN 0-7748-0322-3CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. "Mount Whymper (Edward)". Geo BC - BC Geographical names. Governement of British Columbia. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  7. "Mount Whymper", Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia, Peakware.com, retrieved 2 June 2012
  8. "Mount Whymper British Columbia #1562". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2 June 2012.