World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mount Alfred

Article Id: WHEBN0018602862
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mount Alfred  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Jervis Inlet, Pacific Ranges, Silverthrone Glacier, Klinaklini Glacier, Pashleth Glacier
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Mount Alfred

Mount Alfred
Snow covered Mt. Alfred
Elevation 2,420 m (7,940 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,318 m (4,324 ft)[1]
Mount Alfred is located in British Columbia
Mount Alfred
Mount Alfred
Jervis Inlet , British Columbia, Canada
Range Pacific Ranges
Coordinates [2]
Topo map NTS 92/K1
First ascent 1929 by Arthur Tinniswood Dalton and Percy Williams Easthope[2]

Mount Alfred is a mountain located at the Queen Reach arm and head of the Jervis Inlet within the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is the highest in the portion of the mainland between Jervis and Toba Inlets, with its 1,318 metres (4,324 ft) prominence defined by the pass at the head of the Skwawka River, which feeds the head of Jervis Inlet. The unofficially-named Alfred Creek Falls, on Alfred Creek which drains off the mountain's glaciers southeast into the Skwawka, is one of Canada's highest waterfalls at 700 metres (2,297 ft).[3]


The mountain was named during the 1860 survey by the HMS Plumper who charted all the of the area and was named after HRH Alfred Edward “Affie” who was the third child, and second son, of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England, and who was Duke of Edinburgh from his birth in 1844 until his death in 1900.[2][4]

The first ascent of Mount Alfred was made in 1929 by Arthur Tinniswood Dalton and Percy Williams Easthope.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Alfred". Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  2. ^ a b c d "Mount Alfred". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  3. ^ "Alfred Creek Falls". Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  4. ^ Hitz, Charles W.(2003). Through the Rapids - The History of Princess Louisa Inlet, p.54. Sikta 2 Publishing., Kirkland, WA. ISBN 0-9720255-0-2.

External links

  • CM_C2308 Fraser River to N.E.Pt. of Texada Island including Howe Sound and Jervis Inlet 'Annotated' 1863.02.16 1865.08
  • Detail Map of Mt. Alfred from the 1860 Survey Map of the Jervis Inlet and Mt. Alfred.


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.