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Photo: Mount McCuaig (Mount Nivelle beyond to right) from the northeast at Upper Elk Lake outlet (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Mount McCuaig

  • 2884 m (9,462ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
50.5208N -115.144W
Located in the Petain/Castelnau/Elk Glacier area above Petain and Nivelle Creeks

Province: BC
Park: Elk Lakes
Headwater: Kootenay
Ascent Date: 1952
Ascent Party: Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Cunningham, J. More
Year Named: 1958
Named for: McCuaig, Major General George Eric (Major General McCuaig commanded a division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WW I.)

Photo: Looking southeast to Mount McCuaig from Upper Elk Lake campsite (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)