Mount Beatty
2999m (9840ft.)

Located on the continental divide between the Palliser River and the Kananaskis River at the head of Beatty Creek; south buttress of North Kananaskis Pass. Kananaskis Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 50; 40; 10 Longitude 115; 17; 25, Topo map 82J/11


Named in 1924. Beatty, Admiral David (Admiral Beatty was served in the Royal Navy during World War I. Six months after the Battle of Jutland, he became commander of the Grand Fleet.) Official name.

First ascended in 1916 by Interprovincial Boundary Commission

Photo: Mount Beatty from the north (Boundary Survey Report photo)

Other Information

In Volume I of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey, Arthur O. Wheeler wrote, "The name of Mount Beatty has been given to it in honour of the famous British admiral; Mt Beatty is a fine, snow-clad peak, sending a picturesque glacier down to near the summit of the North (Kananaskis) Pass."

Admiral Beatty was the Commander of a squadron of battle cruisers that were part of the Royal Navy''s "Grand Battle Fleet" at the Battle of Jutland during World War I. Six months after the Battle of Jutland, Beatty became commander of the Grand Fleet.

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