Mount Ellis
2970m (9745ft.)

Located between the Shackleton Glacier and Tsar Glacier at the head of Sullivan River. Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 52; 08; 50 Longitude 117; 49; 40, Topo map 83C/04


Named by Ron Matthews in 1972. Ellis, Derrick (Derrick Ellis was a helicopter pilot who was killed in 1972.) Official name.

First ascended in 1972 by Glen Boles, Ron Matthews, Roger Parsons, John PomeroyJournal reference CAJ 56-82.

Looking west to Mount Ellis from the Clemenceau Icefield (courtesy John Duerden)

Other Information

Derrick Ellis was a well-known helicopter pilot. He was employed by Bow Helicopters and had been Operations Chief at Golden since 1965, under contract to Evans Forest Products, when he went down with his machine 24 July 1972, at Gold River.

According to Glen Boles, the information on the B.C. place names website is incorrect in stating that William T. Sharp & Roly Morrison, ACC members from Calgary, made the first ascent of this mountain and had named it in Derrick Ellis' memory.

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