Bingley Peak

Feature type: Peak (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, N of Yellowhead Lake
Latitude: 52°53’00”
Longitude: 118°37’00”
NTS map: 83D/15
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
The English town of Bingley was home to Dr. Walter B. Cheadle, who with William Wentworth Fitzwilliam (Viscount Milton) crossed the Yellowhead Pass in 1863. While camped on the shore of Buffalo-dung Lake (Yellowhead Lake), their Iroquois guide assured the travelers that two nearby mountains “should be known from that time forth as Le montaigne de Milord and Montaigne de Docteur. We, however,” wrote Cheadle, “took the liberty of naming them Mount Fitzwilliam and Mount Bingley.”
References:

  • Milton, William Fitzwilliam and Cheadle, Walter B. The North-West Passage by Land. Being the narrative of an expedition from the Atlantic to the Pacific, undertaken with the view of exploring a route across the continent to British Columbia through British territory, by one of the northern passes in the Rocky Mountains. London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1865
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