Province: British Columbia
Location: SW of Mount Robson
NTS map: 83D/12
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Rollin Thomas Chamberlin (1881–1948) ascended Tête Creek in 1924, and made several climbs in that area of the Cariboo Mountains, including the first ascent of Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier (called Mount Titan at the time). Chamberlin, a professor of geology at the University of Chicago, was author of The Gases in Rocks.
The lower photo shows the Cariboo expedition conducting fieldwork. Led by Rollin T. Chamberlin, the expedition included, from left: L. E. “Slim” Goodell (horse-packer), Allen Carpe (explorer), A. L. Withers, George Burns (horse-packer).
Rollin was not related to Edson J. Chamberlin, the namesake of Mount Chamberlin, about 50 kilometres to the north near Mount Robson.
- Chamberlin, Rollin T. “Exploration of the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia.” Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, 25 (1925):59-76
- Pettijohn, F. J. “Rollin Thomas Chamberlin: a Biographical Memoir.” (1970). National Academy of Sciences
- Rollin T. Chamberlin fonds. V22 (1910-1927). Archives and Library, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
- Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “The Exploration of the Cariboo Range from the East.” American Alpine Journal, 5:2 (1944):261-274. American Alpine Club