MT ABBOT (13,704 ft.)

Named by Whitney Survey in 1864

"Named by the Whitney Survey in 1864. Henry Larcom Abbot (1831-1927), a soldier and engineer. He graduated from West Point in 1854, and served for two years as assistant on the survey for a Pacific railroad through California and Oregon. In the early 1900s he was a member of the American committe to plan the Panama Canal. The name was incorrectly spelled 'Abbott' on many early maps and references to the mountain.

First ascent July 13, 1908, by J. N. LeConte, James Hutchingson, and Duncan McDuffie. 'Then the rope was brought into play, and, after two or three ugly places, we finally climbed over the edge once more, this time at the extreme summit, and Mount Abbott was conquered.' (SCB, no. 1, Jan. 1909: 13.)"
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

"Henry Larcom Abbot, a lieutenant of topographical engineers, assisted Lt. R. S. Williamson in making the railroad survey from the Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River in 1855."
- Erwin Gudde, California Place Names

Other Emblem Peaks named by Whitney Survey:
  • Mt. Brewer
  • Mt. Clarence King
  • Mt. Goddard
  • Mt. Humphreys
  • Mt. Lyell
  • North Palisade
  • Mt. Ritter
  • Mt. Whitney
  • Mt. Williamson