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Yellowhead Mountain (Bingley Peak)  British Columbia   #7412
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 2488 m -> 8163 feet
Prominence?: 343 m  
Line Parent?: Rink Peak (5.2 km away, at bearing 4 degrees)
Greater Parent: Caledonia Mountain (8.0 km away)

Location:   52.88180,-118.62418     52:52:54, -118:37:27   11U 390707 5860357 (25 km W of Geikie Railroad Station). (37 km W of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.15   AreaCode: FL28/IG82
Yellowhead Mountain from Yellowhead Lake
Yellowhead Mountain is a long ridge northwest of Yellowhead Pass and above Yellowhead Lake. The Continental Divide follows its ridgeline to the Leather subpeak, and then heads north, leaving the Bingley subpeak entirely in British Columbia, and the others on the Alberta- B. C. border.

Name Notes: Tete Roche is located at the E end of Yellowhead Mountain and is the French word for rock knoll or end of rock ridge. It and the entire Yellowhead Mountain is most likely named after an Iroquois whose nickname was "Tete Jaune" (Yellowhead) who guided one of the earlier parties contracted by the Hudson's Bay Company through the pass area.

Lucerne Peak was named by Arthur O. Wheeler because if was directly above the old site of the Lucerne Railway Station.

Leather Peak was named in 1918 by Arthur O. Wheeler after Leather Pass which was an alternate name used for Yellowhead Pass during the period of 1860 to and 1880. Leather was derived from the many animal skins that passed through the pass en route with fur traders.

Bingley Peak was named in 1863 by Walter Cheadle aftert Bingley, Yorkshire which was a town located near Walter Cheadle's wife's birthplace.

Trip Reports within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven
2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven

Paper Maps
1:400000Canadian Rockies (Explorer's Map and Guide) Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Yellowhead Mountain - South Face Drew Brayshaw
7 Yellowhead Mountain from Yellowhead Lake David Wasserman

Placename Photos
8 Gray Wolf in the Rockies David Wasserman