Mount Ptolemy
2815m (9236ft.)

Located on the continental divide north of Andy Good Creek Valley at the headwaters of Ptolemy Creek. Flathead Range, Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Oldman & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 49; 33; 00 Longitude 114; 37; 45, Topo map 82G/10


Named by Arthur O. Wheeler in 1914. The mountain resembles a man sitting with this arms folded. Official name. Other names Mummy Mountain, Sleeping Giant

Photo: Mount Ptolemy (courtesy Ed Michalski)
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Mount Ptolemy (Interprovincial Boundary Survey photo)

Referring to Ptolemy Pass, the authors of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey Report wrote, "The name is due to the mountain which dominates the pass on the east side. Seen from the west, the summit ridge bears a very striking resemblance to a recumbent Pharaoh (see illustration) and it has for many years been spoken of as Mummy Mountain. The name ''Mummy'' is not suitable for the pass and there are Pharaoh Peaks elsewhere, so the commissioners have suggested the name ''Mount Ptolemy'' and have applied it to the pass."
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