Mount Whymper, 2,844 m, is a mountain located in the Canadian Rockies, British Columbia, Canada, in the Vermilion Pass area in Kootenay National Park. The mountain is named for its first conqueror, the English alpinist, explorer, writer and engraver Edward Whymper. In 1901, Whymper and his four guides (Joseph Bossoney, Christian Kaufmann, Christian Klucker, and James Pollinger) first climbed Mount Whymper. It was renamed to honour him. It had been named "Mount Lefroy". Whymper was exploring the area sponsored by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to promote the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the railway in his conferences. There is another Mount Whymper, (1539 m – 48.95111°N 124.16194°W / 48.95111; -124.16194) in British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, named for Edward's brother Frederick Whymper.