Boom Mountain

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Boom Mountain
Boom Mountain is located in Canada
Boom Mountain
Boom Mountain
Location in Alberta and British Columbia
Highest point
Elevation 2,758 m (9,049 ft) [1]
Prominence 442 m (1,450 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°15′04″N 116°04′43″W / 51.25111°N 116.07861°W / 51.25111; -116.07861Coordinates: 51°15′04″N 116°04′43″W / 51.25111°N 116.07861°W / 51.25111; -116.07861[3]
Location Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Bow Range
Topo map NTS 82N/08
First ascent 1903 Dominion Survey Party[2]

Boom Mountain is located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide. It was named in 1908 after Boom Lake which is located right under the mountain.[1][2] When viewed by an Alpine Club of Canada expedition, a buildup of logs on the lake resembled a log boom.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Boom Mountain". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Boom Mountain". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Boom Mountain". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  4. ^ Boles, Glen W.; Laurilla, Roger W.; Putnam, William L. (2006). Canadian Mountain Place Names. Vancouver: Rocky Mountain Books. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-894765-79-4. 
  5. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 22.