Mount Tiedemann

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Mount Tiedemann
Mount Tiedemann is located in British Columbia
Mount Tiedemann
Mount Tiedemann
Highest point
Elevation 3,838 m (12,592 ft) [1]
Prominence 848 m (2,782 ft) [1]
Coordinates 51°23′38″N 125°14′12″W / 51.39389°N 125.23667°W / 51.39389; -125.23667Coordinates: 51°23′38″N 125°14′12″W / 51.39389°N 125.23667°W / 51.39389; -125.23667
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Waddington Range, Pacific Ranges, Coast Mountains
Topo map NTS 92N/06
First ascent 1939 by S. Hendricks, H. Fuhrer, R. Gibson, H. Hall
Easiest route rock/ice climb

Mount Tiedemann 3838m (12592 feet), prominence 848m,[1] is one of the principal summits of the Pacific Ranges subdivision of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. It is located 3 km (1.9 mi) northeast of Mount Waddington in the Waddington Range massif between the Homathko and Klinaklini Rivers.

Name origin[edit]

Mount Tiedemann is named for Herman Otto Tiedemann, who worked for the colonial government under Surveyor-General Joseph Pemberton, designing and supervising construction of Victoria, British Columbia's "Birdcages", the original legislature buildings there, the former courthouse (now the Maritime Museum), the Fisgard Lighthouse and other buildings and churches, all while conducting surveys of the British Columbia and Alaska coast. He was responsible for first bringing water from Elk Lake to the city as a water supply.

In 1862, he had accompanied Alfred Waddington on preliminary surveys for the proposed wagon road to the Cariboo goldfields via Bute Inlet and the Homathko River, the demise of which project came with the opening events of the Chilcotin War of 1864. Tiedmann Creek, which flows from the Tiedemann Glacier eastwards to the Homathko, was so-named by himself because he had fallen into it and nearly died.[2]

Climbing history[edit]

The first ascent was in 1939 by Sterling Hendricks, Hans Fuhrer, E.R. Gibson, Henry S. Hall via the Chaos Glacier to the North Aréte.[3]