Ptolemy Pass
1722 m
5650 ft

Location
Province Park Map Latitude Longitude UTM Grid Ref
Alberta/BC

82G/10
49; 33; 20
114; 41; 00
673915
Headwaters N or E Headwaters S or W Adjacnt Mtn N or W Adjacnt Mtn S or E
East Crowsnest Creek
Andy Good Creek
Tent Mountain
Mount Ptolemy

Naming
Named by Named for Other Names Year Named

Location: The pass derived its name from its proximity to Mount Ptolemy. The mountain resembles a man sitting with this arms folded.



Other Information
Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Ptolemy and Ptolemy Pass (Interprovincial Boundary Survey Report)

Referring to Ptolemy Pass, the authors of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey Report wrote, "The name is due to the mountain which dominates the pass on the east side. Seen from the west, the summit ridge bears a very striking resemblance to a recumbent Pharaoh and it has for many years been spoken of as Mummy Mountain. The name 'Mummy' is not suitable for the pass and there are Pharaoh Peaks elsewhere, so the commissioners have suggested the name 'Mount Ptolemy' and have applied it to the pass."


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