Mount Etherington
2877m (9439ft.)

Located on the continental divide in upper Henretta Creek, northwest of the headwaters of Cataract Creek. High Rock Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 50; 16; 20 Longitude 114; 45; 25, Topo map 82J/07
Can be seen from Highway 940S

Named in 1918. Etherington, Colonel Frederick C.M.G. (Col. Etherington served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW I.) Official name.

Photo: Mount Etherington from Highway #940 just north of Cataract Creek
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Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Etherington from the north peak of Courcelette Peak (courtesy Allan Schierman)

Frederick Etherington (1878-1955)

Born in Gananoque, Frederick Etherington was a Queen's medical student from 1898-1902. He was said to have been a great athlete, serving as captain of the football team, as well as playing on the lacrosse and baseball teams.

In 1907 Etherington was appointed as a professor of anatomy (the first one in Canada) at Queens University. In 1911 he became the first full-time surgeon in Kingston.

He was very active in prison reforma and made many recommendations on how the living conditions of prisoners should be improved. The mountain is likely named for his wartime contribution when he organized and commanded the No. 5 Stationary Hospital in Egypt, which was staffed by recruits from Queen's faculty and students. In 1916 the hospital was transferred to France and became the 7th Canadian Hospital.

In 1923 Etherington became Dean of Medicine at Queens. During this time he also served as president of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons and of the Medical Council of Canada.

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