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Photo: Looking south to Mount Ida (courtesy Melaniejo)

Mount Ida

  • 3180 m (10,434ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
54.0569N -120.325W
Located south of Jarvis Creek and north and west of Edgegrain Creek; 15.5 km north of Mount Sir Alexander

Province: BC
Headwater: Fraser
Ascent Date: 1954
Ascent Party: D.J. Bernays, Mr. and Mrs. F.I. Dunn, J. Newell
Year Named: 1912
Named by: Samuel P. Fay
Named for: The peak was named after Mount Ida on the island of Crete.

An outstanding peak, Mount Ida is the northernmost high mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Samuel P. Fay, who named the mountain in 1912, was Charles Fay's cousin. Charles was a noteable figure in the early climbing history of the Canadian Rockies.

Photo: Looking west to Mount Ida from Jarvis Lake (courtesy BC Parks)