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Mount Massey

  • 2940 m (9,646ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
52.3000N -117.593W
Located in the upper Athabasca River Valley south of Quincy Creek

Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Major Valley: Athabasca
Ascent Date: 1927
Ascent Party: Alfred Ostheimer
Ascent Guide: Hans Fuhrer
Year Named: 1927
Named by: Alfred Ostheimer
Named for: Massey, Charles Vincent (An educator, Military officer, and industrialist (Massey-Harris), Vincent Massey became the first Canadian Governor General of Canada (1952-1959).

Mount Massey was the first to be climbed by Alfred Ostheimer during his expedition of 1927. In "Every Other Day" he later wrote, "Suddenly the slope before us dropped away into the clouds; likewise, to our astonishment, on all four sides. What ho! This must be a mountain top. She's a peak, Hans (Hans Fuhrer), I think. And unnamed. Shall we call her something? How about Massey, for Vincent Massey, first Canadian Minister to Washington."