Gendarme Mountain

Alberta. Mount
Headwaters of Smoky River, 8 km N of Berg Lake
53.2103 N -119.2094 W GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1912 (Wheeler)
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada

Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945] led the 1911 Alpine Club of Canada–Smithsonian Expedition to Mount Robson. In his report he stated,

Owing to a peculiar isolated rock pillar that rises from its eastern arête, the peak has been referred to here as “Mt. Gendarme,” the view from the summit was of tremendous interest on account of the new features it disclosed.


  • 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, Vol. 4 (1912):9-80

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