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.