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Photo: Mount Beatty from the north (Boundary Survey Report photo)

Mount Beatty

  • 2999 m (9,840ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
50.6694N -115.290W
Located on the continental divide between the Palliser River and the Kananaskis River at the head of Beatty Creek; south buttress of North Kananaskis Pass

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Major Valley: Kananaskis
Ascent Date: 1916
Ascent Party: Interprovincial Boundary Commission
Year Named: 1924
Named for: Beatty, Admiral David (Admiral Beatty was served in the Royal Navy during World War I. Six months after the Battle of Jutland, he became commander of the Grand Fleet.)

In Volume I of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey, Arthur Wheeler wrote, "The name of Mount Beatty has been given to it in honour of the famous British admiral; Mt Beatty is a fine, snow-clad peak, sending a picturesque glacier down to near the summit of the North (Kananaskis) Pass."

Admiral Beatty was the Commander of a squadron of battle cruisers that were part of the Royal Navy's "Grand Battle Fleet" at the Battle of Jutland during World War I. Six months after the Battle of Jutland, Beatty became commander of the Grand Fleet.