Mount Massey
2940m (9646ft.)

Located in the upper Athabasca River Valley south of Quincy Creek. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 18; 00 Longitude 117; 35; 35, Topo map 83C/05


Named by Alfred J. Ostheimer in 1927. Massey, Charles Vincent (An educator, Military officer, and industrialist (Massey-Harris), Vincent Massey became the first Canadian Governor General of Canada (1952-1959). Official name.

First ascended in 1927 by Alfred J. Ostheimer, guided by Hans Fuhrer. Journal reference CAJ 16-18.


Other Information

Mount Massey was the first to be climbed by Alfred J. Ostheimer during his expedition of 1927. In "Every Other Day" he later wrote, "Suddenly the slope before us dropped away into the clouds; likewise, to our astonishment, on all four sides. What ho! This must be a mountain top. She's a peak, Hans (Hans Fuhrer), I think. And unnamed. Shall we call her something? How about Massey, for Vincent Massey, first Canadian Minister to Washington."
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