Chushina Glacier

Feature type: Ridge (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, between Snowbird Pass and Lynx Mountain
Latitude: 53°08’30”
Longitude: 119°03’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

From the crest of Phillips Mountain “a glacier slopes down for a mile and a half to the edge of the cliffs west of Snowbird Pass. It is such a fine example of a small and complete glacier from névé to foot that I think it worthy of the name Chushina,” wrote Charles Doolittle Walcott after his 1912 reconnaissance of the Robson region.

Based on his other namings in the region, Chushina is probably an Indian word, although of what language Wolcott does not say.

References:

  • Walcott, Charles D. “The monarch of the Canadian Rockies.” National Geographic Magazine (1913).

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