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Photo: Looking east-northeast to Mount Mollison from the Beaverfoot Valley Road

Mount Mollison

  • 2952 m (9,685ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.1328N -116.394W
Located in the Ice River Valley between Ice River and Moose Creek

Range: Ottertail
Province: BC
Park: Kootenay/Yoho
Headwater: Columbia
Ascent Date: 1900
Ascent Party: J.H. Scattergood
Ascent Guide: Christian Hasler sr., J. Muller
Year Named: 1898
Named by: Joseph Henry Scattergood
Named for: Mollison, Annie (The mountain is named for the four Mollison sisters who managed the CPR hotels in the Rockies when they served primarily as dining stops for the railway.)

The mountain is named for the four Mollison sisters who managed the CPR hotels in the Rockies when they served primarily as dining stops for the railway The mountain is named for the four Mollison sisters who managed the CPR hotels in the Rockies when they served primarily as dining stops for the railway. Annie served at Mount Stephen House and Jean at Glacier House and the chalet at Lake Louise.

Regarding Annie Mollison, James Outram wrote, "The little chalet of the former seasons and the larger hotel that now exists were alike pervaded with a home-like atmosphere due to the personality of Miss Mollison, who "made" Field as an abiding-place."

One of the Mollison sisters impressed Leopold Amery during a visit to the Rockies. In his book, "Days of Fresh Air," he refers to, "a little Swiss chalet near the railway, where kindly Miss Mollison dispersed hospitality and, to favoured guests, the sweet music of Scottish songs."

Jean Mollison was manageress of the chalet at Lake Louise from 1895 to 1908.

Photo: Looking north to Mount Mollison from the upper headwaters of the Kootenay River