Proposal to Rename South Elbert to Mount William & Mary


Professor Ken Kambis of William & Mary is proposing to rename South Elbert to Mount William & Mary.

South Elbert, which is 14,134 feet high, does not have a formally recognized name and is not considered one of Colorado’s Fourteeners because it does not have a 100 foot rise difference from Elbert. You cross it if you climb Elbert from the South.

He unsuccessfully attempted this in 1998 but drew substantial opposition from local groups including the Colorado Mountain Club. This time around he is trying to suggest a William & Mary connection to the mountain noting that W&M alumni James Monroe and Robert R. Livingston negotatiated the Lousiana Purchase which brought Colorado to the United States.
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