Mt Lyell 2009


Interesting Facts & Highlights


Named after the most eminent of English geologists, as Mt Dana had been after an American geologist on July 2nd, 1863 by William Brewer and Charles Hoffman after a one way seven hour failed ordeal to scale the tallest point in Yosemite. John Boies Tileston of Boston was the first to record a successful summit on August 29th, 1871 in just 7 hours round trip! The glacier, as seen above below the summit block was first named on the fifth edition of the Mt Lyell 30' map in 1922 and was believed to be first named by Israel Russell in the early 1880's.

Elevation & GPS



2009 Mz first image, Gn summit

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