Photo: Ernest Peak (left) and Edward Peak from Rudolph Peak (courtesy Brad Harrison
- 3511 m (11,520ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
Located on the continental divide at the head of Lyell Creek and the head of Arctomys Creek; above the Lyell Icefield
Ascent Party: Alfred Ostheimer, M.M. Strumia, J. Monroe Thorington
Ascent Guide: Edward Feuz jr.
Named by: Sydney R. Vallance
Named for: Feuz, Ernest (Ernest Feuz was an early guide in the Rockies and Selkirks.)(see biog.)
"There are five peaks in the Lyell group (see Mount Lyell) that rise in a semi-circle above the Lyell Icefield. Although the summits are relatively high in elevation, the peaks present only a modest rise above the surrounding glaciers." -courtesy Chic Scott
One of five peaks on Mount Lyell which, in 1972, were given names of the five guides who settled in Golden, BC in 1912.
In this database there are similar entries for Mount Lyell and Ernest Peak which is the highest point of the Mount Lyell massif (3511 metres) on the Continental Divide. Edward Peak is reported to be 3514 metres and is entirely in Alberta.
The five peaks of Mount Lyell were named, at the suggestion of Sydney Vallance, after prominent mountaineering guides originally brought to Canada by the CPR and who became residents of Canada. The five were Edward Feuz jr., Ernest Feuz, and Walter Feuz, Rudolph Aemmer, and Christian Hasler jr. and they took up permanent residence in Golden in 1912. They are part of what was called the "Swiss Guide Group."
The third son of Edward Feuz sr., Ernest first came to Canada in 1909 and spent two winters at Glacier House in the Selkirks. He had a very successful guiding career but seemed relegated to always be in the shadow of his older brother Edward who was more outgoing and more in demand. Ernest, however was said to be the superior outdoorsman and hunter.