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Mount Harris

  • 3299 m (10,824ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.7744N -116.216W
Located between the Clearwater River and Martin Creek 3 km northeast of Mount Willingdon

Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Saskatchewan
Ascent Date: 1919
Ascent Party: Morrison Bridgland; L.E. Harris
Year Named: 1957
Named for: Harris, Ley Edwards (While working for the Dominion Land Survey in 1929, Mr. Harris became the first to climb the mountain.)

Ley Edwards Harris (1890-1983) Ley Harris worked with surveyor Morrison Bridgland for some thirteen years beginning in 1918. A summary of Harris's time with Bridgland is included in "Mapper of Mountains" and is based on an interview of Harris that was recorded by Lizzie Rummel. Included is a detailed description of the first ascent of Mount Harris.