Aspiration, Mount

British Columbia. Former unofficial name
Mount John Oliver
52.8833 N 119.6833 W GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1925 (Munday)
Not currently an official name.
This former unofficial name appears on:
W. A. D. Munday’s map Cariboos 1925 [now Mount John Oliver]

At 3:30 a.m. we started up Bivouac Peak. The lower part of the arête is crumbling, garnet sprinkled, micaceous rock; the upper part firmer, and here were stretches of sodden snow overhanging the cirque of the small glacier between Bivouac and Mt. Welcome. The sun came up directly behind Lynx Mountain. We found in several places recognizable footprints and marks of axe points of the Carpé expedition.

The summit revealed the forbiddingly bare ice of the mile-long ridge soaring 2500 feet to the eastern peak of Mt. Titan. Three miles to the westward, across the huge neve which drains to Kiwa Creek, rose the symmetrical form of Kiwa Peak (11,250 ft.), its broken ice-wall outlined along the crest by pencillings of rock. Northeastward stood the fine rock mountain whose peak was visible 6000 feet above our base camp and is seen from Tête Jaune station. We named it Mt. Aspiration (10,500 ft.). To left of it showed the most amazing steeple, crowning three equal buttresses rising almost perpendicularly out of unseen depths. We named it Symmetry Spire.

— Munday

  • Munday, Walter Alfred Don [1890–1950]. “In the Cariboo Range – Mt. David Thompson.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 15 (1925):130-136
  • Carpé, Allen [1894–1932]. “Climbs in Cariboo Mts. and Northern Gold Range, Interior Ranges of British Columbia.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 37 (1925):63

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