Information Entries for Wetterhorn Peak and Name History

Name History (San Juan Mountains)

Title: Eolus

Entered by: wojtekrychlik

Added: 01/21/2014, Last Updated: 01/21/2014

Aeolus was the ruler of the winds, according to Greek mythology.

Name History (Wetterhorn Peak)

Title: Naming of Wetterhorn Peak

Entered by: 14erFred

Added: 05/14/2010, Last Updated: 05/14/2010

Sources: Hart, J.L.J. (1977). Fourteen thousand feet: A history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks (Second Edition). Denver, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club. The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation. (2010). The Colorado 14ers: The standard routes. Golden, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club Press.

Wetterhorn Peak was named by Lieutenant William Marshall of the Wheeler Survey of 1874, who was apparently inspired by the European mountain of the same name. The original Wetterhorn (12,153 ft.) lies in the Bernese Oberland in south central Switzerland, near the town of Grindelwald, and was first climbed by Englishman S.T. Spear in 1854. "Wetterhorn" is German for "weather peak."

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