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Mount Heber  British Columbia   #29218
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Insular Mountains / Vancouver Island Ranges

Height: 1673 m -> 5489 feet
Prominence?: 83 m  
Line Parent?: Kenite Peak (0.8 km away, at bearing 5 degrees)
Greater Parent: Kenite Peak (1.0 km away)

Location:   49.88961,-125.91795     49:53:23, -125:55:05   10U 290416 5530440 (15 km NE of Gold River). NTS Mapsheet: 092.F.13   AreaCode: EM95/IJ81
Located 2 km west of Heber River, and 1 km south of a higher point to the north. A rocky peak, which could be climbed from the Heber river.

Name Notes: This peak is officially labelled on both 1:50,000 and BC Basemap. Named by William Fowler DeVoe, BCLS, a member of the 1913 survey party in Strathcona Park, in memory of his older brother, Heber DeVoe (1882-1912?). See also Mount Judson, named for his father. Tragically, William DeVoe drowned later that season, and is the namesake of Mount DeVoe. "Mts. Judson and Heber...were climbed and named by the late William F. DeVoe who was my assistant on the work..." (letter from W.J.H.Holmes, BCLS to F.V.Longstaff, 24 March 1924, BC Archives manuscript F.V.Longstaff #677, V.405, #317) Probate records confirming given & family names supplied January 1995 by Lindsay Elms, Strathcona Park Lodge (file B.1.38) Presumably the Heber river was later named after the peak, or at the same time.

The name "Heber" is a minor biblical character in the book of Judges, and was probably the source of the name.

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