Kitchi, Mount

Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: Former name of Mount Sir Alexander

Mount Kitchi was adopted in 1915 as established by Mary Jobe’s reports in mountaineering journals. The name was changed to Mount Alexander Mackenzie in 1916 as recommended by American alpinist Samuel Prescott Fay (Ottawa file OBF 0216, item 72). The name was further changed to Mount Sir Alexander in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917.

To perpetuate the name Kitchi, Mr. A.J. Campbell, BCLS, has placed it on Mount Kitchi to the north, as shown on his 1929 survey plan 10T264, McGregor River area.

References:

  • Jobe, Mary Lenore [1878–1966]. “The expedition to ‘Mt. Kitchi:’ A new peak in the Canadian
    Rockies.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1915–1915):135-143. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Jobe, Mary Lenore [1878–1966]. “Mt. Kitchi: A New Peak in the Canadian Rockies.” Bulletin of the American Geographical Society, Volume 47, No. 7 (1915):481-497. JSTOR
  • Fay, Samuel Prescott [1884–1971]. “Note on Mount Alexander Mackenzie and Mount Ida.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 36 (1924–1921):421
  • Fay, Samuel Prescott [1884–1971]. The Forgotten Explorer: Samuel Prescott Fay’s 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies. Victoria, B.C.: Rocky Mountain Books, 2009
  • Jobe, Mary Lenore [1878–1966]. “Mt. Sir Alexander.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 7 (1916):62–73. Alpine Club of Canada

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