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Mount Whymper  British Columbia
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Insular Mountains / Vancouver Island Ranges

Height: 1539 m -> 5049 feet
Prominence?: 889 m above Green-Shaw Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Moriarty (30 km away, at bearing 315 degrees)

Location:   48.95111,-124.16194     48:57:04, -124:09:43   10U 414930 5422672 (9 km N of Youbou). NTS Mapsheet: 092.C.16   AreaCode: EM84/JB56
Located just north of the upper reaches of the Chemainus River and just south of the headwaters of the South Nanaimo River. It is the highest point in Canada located south of the 49th parallel.

Name Notes: Named in 1864 by Robert Brown, after Frederick Whymper, artist, traveller, and explorer, who accompanied Brown on his Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition for the Geographical Society. Whymper was the brother of Edward Whymper, who made the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

Trip Reports within 1 km
38 2011.06.26 Deep South Summer Turns Tom Roozendaal

Comments
2004.04.12 Possible alternate ID of saddle (alt-name) Mike Cleven
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Glory and Brocken Spectre Sandy Briggs
8 Mount Whymper's Northwest Ridge from Mount Landale Sasha Kubicek

Placename Photos
5 El Capitan Mountain from Mount Landale Sasha Kubicek