Named by Otto Koltz in 1886. Klotz named the river which had been named "Kicking Horse," Wapta which means "running water." James Hector's name prevailed but the name Wapta was applied to this mountain which overlooks the River. Official name.
First ascended in 1901 by James Outram, J.H. Scattergood, guided by C. Bohren. Journal reference App-1085.
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