Mount Chettan
3040m (9974ft.)

Located between Mount Irvine and Mount Shipton, northwest of the Shackleton Glacier. Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 11; 40 Longitude 117; 57; 20, Topo map 83C/04


Named by Rex Gibson (a former president of the Alpine Club of Canada) in 1936. Chettan (Chettan was a highly regarded Sherpa who was killed in an avalanche during the 1930 expedition to Kangchenjunga.) Unofficial name.

First ascended in 1936 by Rex Gibson, S.R. Hendricks, R.C. Hind, J. SouthardJournal reference CAJ 24-59.

Photo: (l-r) Tusk Peak, Mount Irvine, Mount Shackleton (beyond), Mount Chettan, Mount Shipton, and Pic Tordu (beyond) from the northwest on Reconnaissance Ridge (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Other Information
Photo: Mount Chettan from the east on the summit of Irvine Peak (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Chheten Wangdi was interpreter and general agent for the 1921 reconnaissance expedition to Mount Everest. Wangdi was Tibetan, and had been a captain in the Tibetan army. He was also attached to the Indian army in Egypt during World War I.
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