Mount Milton

Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: N of junction of North Thompson and Albreda Rivers
Latitude: 52°36’00”
Longitude: 119°11’00”
NTS map: 83D/11
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
William Wentworth Fitzwilliam

William Wentworth Fitzwilliam

William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton (1839-77), journeyed across the northwest to the Pacific coast in 1862-63, accompanied by his physician, Walter Butler Cheadle. In The North-West Passage by Land (London, 1865), the joint account of this expedition, they wrote, “We continued to follow the stream thus formed flowing south from Lake Albreda, which was reinforced by several branches from the westward, and saw before us a magnificent mountain, covered with glaciers, and apparently blocking up the valley before us. To this Cheadle gave the name of Mount Milton.”

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *