Mount Cornwell (Canada)

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Mount Cornwell
Mount Cornwell is located in Alberta
Mount Cornwell
Mount Cornwell
Location in Alberta
Highest point
Elevation 2,972 m (9,751 ft) [1]
Prominence 176 m (577 ft) [2]
Coordinates 50°18′02″N 114°46′53″W / 50.30056°N 114.78139°W / 50.30056; -114.78139Coordinates: 50°18′02″N 114°46′53″W / 50.30056°N 114.78139°W / 50.30056; -114.78139[3]
Location Alberta/British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Kananaskis Range, Park Ranges, Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82J/07
First ascent 1915 by the Interprovincial Boundary Commission[1]
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Mount Cornwell is located on the Continental Divide on the boundary between British Columbia and Alberta along the spine of the Park Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain was named in 1918 after "boy hero" John Cornwell,[3] a sixteen-year-old crewman aboard HMS Chester, which was severely damaged in the Battle of Jutland.[1] Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during the battle. Mount Chester was also named after his ship.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Cornwell". PeakFinder. Retrieved 2004-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Mount Cornwell". Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Cornwell, Mount". BC Geographical Names. 
  4. ^ Birrell, Dave (2000), 50 Roadside Panoramas in the Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountain Books, ISBN 978-0-921102-65-6 (pp. 135-6)