Campion Mountain

Feature type: Mountain
Province: British Columbia
Location: S of Mount Robson
Latitude: 53°03’00”
Longitude: 119°09’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

On the alpine slopes of this mountain grow the pink-flowered (or is it blue?) moss campion, a circumpolar, mat-forming alpine plant of the genus Silene. “Still higher up were several kinds of flowering mosses: the pink (moss campion), the white, and the yellow,” wrote surveyor Arthur Wheeler. Possibly named by the interprovincial boundary survey in 1922.

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver 1860-1945 . “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal 4 (1912).
  • Wheeler, Arthur O. and Cautley, R.W. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part III-A. Topographical surveys of the watershed. 1922, 1923, 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924
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