Mount Whymper is located immediately north of Vermilion Pass in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia. It is a beautiful peak, but does not have any established technical climbing routes. Because there is virtually no approach and its routes are moderate scrambles, it is a good summit to keep in mind for less than perfect conditions.
The mountain was originally named Mount Lefroy in 1858, but was renamed for famous mountaineer Edward Whymper during his visit to the area in 1901.
The first ascent was in 1901 by Edward Whymper with guides: J. Bossoney, C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger.