Mount Lefroy

Mount Lefroy

Details:
Painting Date
30th of November -0001
Painting Type
Canada Mountain Peak
Detailed Image Link
Description:

Mount Lefroy is a mountain on the Continental Divide, at the border of Alberta and British Columbia in western Canada. The mountain is located on the eastern side of Abbot Passwhich separates Lake Louise in Banff National Park from Lake O’Hara in Yoho National ParkMount Victoria lies immediately on the western side of the pass.

The mountain was named by George M. Dawson in 1894 for Sir John Henry Lefroy (1817–1890), an astronomer who had traveled over 8,800 kilometres (5,470 mi) in Canada’s north between 1842-44 making meteorological and magnetic observations.[1]

The mountain is the site of the first fatal climbing accident in Canada. In 1896 during a failed summit bid, Phillip S. Abbot slipped on rocks after just coming off an icy section and plummeted down the rock face to his death.[1]

A prominent painting by Canadian Group of 7 artist Lawren Harris, was painted at this site.[4

Where Vincent Was:
Canada

Start Discussion

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!