Kitchi, Mount

British Columbia. Mount
Former name of Mount Sir Alexander
Earliest known reference to this name is 1915 (Jobe).
Mt. Kitchi from the southeast showing the Towers. 
Photo, Mary L. Jobe, 1914

Mt. Kitchi from the southeast showing the Towers.
Photo, Mary L. Jobe, 1914
Canadian Alpine Journal 1915

“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,” A. J. Campbell, British Columbia Land Surveyor, has placed it on Mount Kitchi to the north, as shown on his 1929 survey plan 10T264, McGregor River area.

References:

  • 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]. “The expedition to ‘Mt. Kitchi:’ A new peak in the Canadian Rockies.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1914–1915):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
  • Jobe, Mary Lenore [1878–1966]. “Mt. Sir Alexander.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 7 (1916):62–73. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Fay, Samuel Prescott [1884–1971]. “Note on Mount Alexander Mackenzie and Mount Ida.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 36 (1924–1921):421

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