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Mount Hamill  British Columbia   #2641
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Toby Glacier Range

Height: 3274 m -> 10741 feet
Prominence?: 986 m above Jumbo Pass
Line Parent?: Jumbo Mountain (20.3 km away, at bearing 8 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Farnham (31.0 km away)

Location:   50.22222,-116.60722     50:13:20, -116:36:26   11U 528019 5563413 (40 km NE of Kaslo). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.02   AreaCode: FL06/CG20
First Ascent: 1924 Alexander Addison McCoubrey, Alberta McCoubrey, Edward Feuz Jr.
Mount Hamill from the Southwest
Located W of Mount Toby and S of Mount Lady Grey. It is the southernmost highest peak in the Purcells.

Name Notes: This was A.A. McCoubrey's first ascent in the Purcell Mountains and they reached the summit on August 11. It was named in 1911 by Edward Warren Harnden after Thomas B. Hamill, a mining scout of Welsh descent who came to the area from California in 1883. After arriving he started developing properties across Kootenay Lake and also for the current owners of the Blue Bell Mine. Hamill was murdered by Robert Evan Sproule after Sproule accused Hamill of claim jumping. After many appeals Sproule was ordered hung in Victoria B.C. by Judge Begbie.

Trip Reports within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 Mount Hamill from the Southeast Rick Collier
13 Mount Hamill from the Southwest Dean Richards
7 Mount Hamill from the West (telephoto) Dean Richards

Placename Photos
9 Mount Lake from the Southwest Dean Richards