Mount Ida
3180m (10434ft.)

Located south of Jarvis Creek and north and west of Edgegrain Creek; 15.5 km north of Mount Sir Alexander. Park, Major headwater Fraser River.
Latitude 54; 03; 25 Longitude 120; 19; 30 , Topo map 93I/01


Named by Samuel P. Fay in 1912. The peak was named after Mount Ida on the island of Crete. Official name.

First ascended in 1954 by D.J. Bernays, Mr. and Mrs. F.I. Dunn, J. Newell Journal reference App 13-251; CAJ 6-177, 196; CAJ 23-153; AAJ 9, 2-9.

Photo: Looking south to Mount Ida (courtesy Melaniejo)

Other Information
Photo: Looking west to Mount Ida from Jarvis Lake (courtesy BC Parks)

An outstanding peak, Mount Ida is the northernmost high mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

Samuel P. Fay, who named the mountain in 1912, was Charles Fay's cousin. Charles was a noteable figure in the early climbing history of the Canadian Rockies.

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