Mount Bess
3216m (10552ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of Chown Creek and the Holmes River; north buttress of Bess Pass. on the border of Jasper & Mount Robson parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Smoky & Fraser rivers.
Latitude 53; 21 Longitude 119; 23, Topo map 83E/06


Named by J. Norman Collie in 1910. Gunn, Elizabeth Ann "Bessie" (A resident of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, Bessie Gunn married M.C. McKeen, an Alberta MLA. She was a member of the packtrain led by John Yates which was hired by Norman Collie.) Official name.

First ascended in 1911 by J. Norman Collie, A.L. Mumm, J. Yates, guided by Moritz Inderbinen. Journal reference AJ 26-14, App 12-347, CAJ 4-137. 16-201.

Photo: Mount Bess (left) and Mount Chown from the southeast (courtesy Dr. John D. Birrell)

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