Upright Mountain

Alberta-BC boundary. Mountain
Between Upright Creek and Campion Creek
53.1878 N 118.8617 W — Map 083E02 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911 (Wheeler)
Name officially adopted in 1924
Official in BCCanada

From a camp near Moose Pass during the 1911 Alpine Club of Canada–Smithsonian Robson Expedition, Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945] noted “a high peak, which, owing to the rock strata of which it is composed having been tilted to an almost vertical angle, has been named ‘Mt. Upright’.”


  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 26, No.198 (1912):382
  • Canadian Board on Geographical Names. Place-names of Alberta. Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1928. Hathi Trust

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