Mount Geikie

Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: SE of Yellowhead Lake
Latitude: 52°43’00”
Longitude: 118°24’00”
NTS map: 83D/9
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Archibald Geikie

Archibald Geikie

“The kingpin of the famous Tonquin Valley” was named in 1898 by geologist James McEvoy after Sir Archibald Geikie, the Scottish geologist who was director-general of the Geological Survey of Great Britain from 1882 to 1901. Alpinist A. L. Mumm said that the north face of Mount Geikie was composed of the most tremendous precipices he had ever seen.

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).
  • White, James. “Place names in the vicinity of Yellowhead Pass.” Canadian Alpine Journal 6 (1915).

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