Reef Icefield

Feature type: Icefield
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, E of Berg Lake, NE of Kinney Lake
Latitude: 53°08’00”
Longitude: 119°01’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

“The glacier at the head of the west branch of the Moose River was named Reef Glacier by Dr. A. P. Coleman on one of his expeditions to Mount Robson,” according to Arthur Wheeler. “It is so called on account of the rock ridges, or nunataks, which appear like reefs rising from the snowfield.”

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver 1860-1945 . “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal 26, no.198 (1912).

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