N of Miette Pass, E of Salient Mountain
53.05 N 118.6667 W — Map 83E/2 — Google — GeoHack
Official in BC –
William C. McCord was head of a trail-making party for the Canadian Pacific Railway survey in 1872. Chief Engineer Sandford Fleming [1827–1915] travelled over the Yellowhead Pass that year, and wrote “McCord had selected his camping ground judiciously.” McCord’s camp was located between the pass and Moose Lake.
The mountain was possibly named by the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission in 1922.
- Report of the Canadian Pacific Railway Royal Commission. Volume III Conclusions. Ottawa, 1882 Government of Canada. Government of Canada
- Fleming, Sandford [1827–1915]. “Memories of the Mountains: The Yellow Head Pass.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 1 (1907):11
- Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945], and Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953]. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924. Whyte Museum
- Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945], and Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953]. Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part iii-a. topographical surveys of the watershed. 1922, 1923, 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1925. Whyte Museum
- Holmgren, Eric J., and Holmgren, Patricia M. Over 2,000 place names of Alberta. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1973