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Photo: (l-r) Tusk Peak, Mount Irvine, Mount Shackleton (beyond), Mount Chettan, Mount Shipton, and Pic Tordu (beyond) from the northwest on Reconnaissance Ridge (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Mount Chettan

  • 3040 m (9,974ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.1947N -117.952W
Located between Mount Irvine and Mount Shipton, northwest of the Shackleton Glacier

Province: BC
Headwater: Columbia
Ascent Date: 1936
Ascent Party: Rex Gibson, S.R. Hendricks, R.C. Hind, J. Southard
Year Named: 1936
Named by: Rex Gibson (a former president of the Alpine Club of Canada)
Named for: Chettan (Chettan was a highly regarded Sherpa who was killed in an avalanche during the 1930 expedition to Kangchenjunga.)

Chheten Wangdi was interpreter and general agent for the 1921 reconnaissance expedition to Mount Everest. Wangdi was Tibetan, and had been a captain in the Tibetan army. He was also attached to the Indian army in Egypt during World War I.

Photo: Mount Chettan from the east on the summit of Irvine Peak (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)