Edward Peak

Alberta. Mount
Approximately 135 km NW of Banff
51° 57′ 34″ N N 117° 5′ 42″ W GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1972
Official in Canada
Edward Feuz Jr., Professor Charles Ernest Fay and Dr. Hickson standing in front of Fay Hut. August 1930.

Edward Feuz Jr., Professor Charles Ernest Fay and Dr. Hickson standing in front of Fay Hut. August 1930.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

One of the peaks of Mount Lyell, named for guide Edward Feuz Jr (1884-1981), a Canadian Pacific Railway mountain guide. Feuz was the son of one of the first Swiss Guides brought to Canada by the railway. He climbed at Field and Glacier House in 1903 with his father and guided during summers from 1905 to 1912, settling that year in the Edelweiss Village at Golden, British Columbia.

Until his retirement in the 1950s, he accompanied the finest climbers and was involved in over seventy first ascents of peaks over 3048 metres.

References:

  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite [1961-]. Place names of Alberta: Mountains, mountain parks and foothills. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1991

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