Wales Peak
3109m (10201ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of the creek flowing northeast into the upper Athabasca River Valley; 1.8 km southeast of Chaba Peak. Jasper Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 52; 11; 05 Longitude 117; 39; 15, Topo map 83C/04


Named by Alfred J. Ostheimer in 1927. Wales, William (An English mathematician and astronomer, William Wales visited Hudson's Bay in 1769 and sailed with Captain Cook.) Official name.

First ascended in 1927 by J. De Laittre, W.R. MacLaurin, guided by J. Weber. Journal reference CAJ 16-40.


Other Information

William Wales (c.1734-1798) was an English astronomer. He was sent by the British government to Hudson Bay to observe the transit of Venus in 1769, and afterward accompanied Captain James Cook on his second voyage, serving as his co-navigator.
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