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Photo: Looking east to Mount Dalhousie from above the Southesk River (courtesy Don Beers)

Mount Dalhousie

  • 2438 m (8,000ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.6117N -116.945W
Located in the Southesk River and Brazeau River Valleys

Province: Alberta
Headwater: Saskatchewan
Ascent Date: 1928
Ascent Party: Morrison Bridgland
Year Named: 1859
Named by: Earl of Southesk (James Carnegie)
Named for: Ramsay, James Andrew Broun, (Tenth Earl of Dalhousie) (James Ramsay was Secretary for War during the Crimean War and the son of the Governor General of Canada.)

James Andrew Broun Ramsay was the Tenth Eaarl of Dalhousie. He became the British Secretary for War during the Crimean Wa and was the son of the Governor General of Canada.

James Carnegie (Earl of Southesk), who named the mountain, first started planning his around the world trip at Ramsay's home

Photo: Looking southeast across the Cairn River to Mount Dalhousie (courtesy Don Beers)