Mount Yarrell
2271m (7450ft.)

Located in the Kishinena Creek Valley. Park, Major headwater Flathead River.
Latitude 49; 04; 55 Longitude 114; 16; 10, Topo map 82G/01


Named by Thomas Blakiston in 1858. Yarrell, ?? (Mr. Yarrell was a geologist (1785-1856).) Official name.


Other Information

Mount Yarrell is shown on John Palliser's map and the name would likely have been chosen by Thomas Blakiston. As well, it is shown on George Dawson's 1886 map.

Dawson's August 15, 1874 journal entry reads, "Looking westward - the valley of the pass is seen to run S.W. between two splendid mountain masses, of which the tops are covered with snow, & which were at once recognisable as Mts Kerby&Spence, and Mt Yarrel of Blackistons map." [Bruce Haig's www.ourhertiage.net]

Mount Kirby & Spence is shown on both maps to the south of Mount Yarrell. Kirby & Spence were early 19th century British entomologists [Tony Rees]. The names are not in use today but it seems likely they were applied to the mountains now known as Starvation Peak and King Edward Peak.

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