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Mount Farnham  British Columbia   #2593
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Farnham Group

Height: 3493 m -> 11460 feet
Prominence?: 2123 m above Beaver Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Sir Sandford (161.6 km away, at bearing 324 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Sir Sandford (162.0 km away)

Location:   50.48889,-116.48695     50:29:20, -116:29:13   11U 536395 5593115 (30 km W of Wilmer). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.08   AreaCode: FL06/EE88
First Ascent: Monday August 10, 1914 A. H. & E. L. MacCarthy, Conrad Kain
The Farnham Group from Commander Glacier
This peak is #28 on the Height List for British Columbia . This peak is #21 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Located in the Farnham Group of the Main Uplift northwest of Delphine Mountain and southeast of Mount Atlung. It is the highest peak in the Purcell Range. The east side is approached from McDonald Creek, and the west side from Farnham Creek.

The BC TRIM maps show a glacier which starts in the Farnham-Hammond saddle and descends the W slopes of Farnham into the basin below Farnham, Hammond, and Atlung. It also shows a lake in the bottom of the basin.

Name Notes: Adopted in 1904, after Paulding Farnham, a mine promoter.

This was the most significant first ascent in the area during the period. It was named in 1911 after Paulding Farnham who was a prominent member of the local mining fraternity. Over a period of 20 years from 1900 he made countless mining deals, some with Starbird and Stark(e). Nearby Paulding Creek is also named in his honor.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
68 1987.07.15 Various Routes on Mt. Farnham, from Farnham Creek Orvel Miskiw

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:100000Kootenay National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
26 Farnham From North Ridge of The Cleaver Doug Brown
15 The Farnham Group from Commander Glacier Orvel Miskiw
8 Farnham and Farnham Tower from Delphine Rick Collier
4 Farnham Basin Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
13 360 Degrees of Freedom: A Purcell Panorama Doug Brown
12 Mount Farnham and the Farnham Tower - Closeup Kevin Altheim
11 Farnham Tower and Mount Farnham Sandra McGuinness
10 Medenagan From The North Brian Buick
10 Mount Peter from SW Klaus Haring
4 Spearhead Peak and Shamrock Lake Kevin Altheim
4 McDonald Creek Kevin Altheim
3 Farnham Group from the Bugaboos (Telephoto) Dean Richards