Sir Alexander, Mount

Name officially adopted in 1917
Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: N of McGregor River in Kakwa Provincial Park
Latitude: 53°56’00”
Longitude: 120°23’00”
NTS map: 93H/16
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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After Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1755-1820) who crossed the Rockies to the Pacific in 1793 near this mountain. (17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 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.

References:

  • 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
  • Mackenzie, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Lawrence through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in the years 1789 and 1793. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1801
  • 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
  • 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]. “A winter journey to Mt. Sir Alexander and the Wapiti.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 9 (1918):58-65. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Fay, Samuel Prescott [1884–1971]. “Mount Alexander.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1915–1915):121. Alpine Club of Canada

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