Mount Geikie

British Columbia. Mount
SE of Yellowhead Lake
52°43’00” N 118°24’00” W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1924
Official in BCCanada
Tonquin Pass and Geikie Range from the North (Vista Peak).
Photo, A.0. Wheeler

Tonquin Pass and Geikie Range from the North (Vista Peak).
Photo, A.0. Wheeler
Canadian Alpine Journal1922

“The kingpin of the famous Tonquin Valley” was named in 1898 by geologist James E. McEvoy after Sir Archibald Geikie, the Scottish geologist who was director-general of the Geological Survey of Great Britain from 1882 to 1901.

The name was officially adopted in 1924 as labelled on A.O. Wheeler’s topographic map of Mount Robson area, 1911.

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]. “Topographical Map Showing Mount Robson and Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass to accompany the Report of the Alpine Club of Canada’s Expedition 1911. From Photographic Surveys by Arthur O. Wheeler; A.C.C. Director.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):8-81. Victoria Library, University of Toronto
  • McEvoy, James [1862–1935]. “Map Showing Yellowhead Pass Route From Edmonton To Tête-Jaune Cache.” (1900). Natural Resources Canada
  • White, James. “Place names in the vicinity of Yellowhead Pass.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1914–1915):107-114. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Wates, Cyril G. [1883–1946]. “Mount Geikie.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 13 (1923):47-53. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Bulyea, H. E. “A trip to the Geikie valley.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 13 (1923):140. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Wates, Cyril G. [1883–1946]. “The Geikie Valley in 1923.” Vol. 14 (1924):51-59. Alpine Club of Canada
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Mount Geikie

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