Quadra Mountain

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Quadra Mountain
Quadra and Bident.jpeg
Quadra Mountain seen from road to Moraine Lake
Highest point
Elevation 3,174 m (10,413 ft) [1]
Prominence 285 m (935 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°17′13″N 116°09′12″W / 51.28694°N 116.15333°W / 51.28694; -116.15333Coordinates: 51°17′13″N 116°09′12″W / 51.28694°N 116.15333°W / 51.28694; -116.15333
Quadra Mountain is located in Alberta
Quadra Mountain
Quadra Mountain
Location in Alberta and British Columbia
Location Alberta - British Columbia
Parent range Bow Range
Topo map NTS 82N/08
First ascent 1910 F.C. Bell, A.M. Gordon, E. Feuz Jr., J.W.A. Hickson
Easiest route North Face II

Quadra Mountain is located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide. It was named in 1910 by Arthur O. Wheeler.[1][2] The name refers to the mountain's four pinnacles. However, in 1952 the form of the name was changed to Mount Quadra in the mistaken belief that it had been named after Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra—mountains named for people taking the form "Mount Person's Name". In 1983 the form was changed back to Quadra Mountain by British Columbia and Alberta, and in 1984 by Parks Canada.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Quadra Mountain". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Quadra Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Quadra Mountain". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-02-17.