David Glacier

British Columbia. Glacier: Fraser River drainage
Premier Range
52°44’30” N 119°46’00” W — Map 83D/12 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1925.
Name officially adopted in 1962
Official in BCCanada

Named in 1924 by the Carpé-Chamberlin climbing party in association with the nearby mountain and pass that they proposed be named Mount David Thompson and David Pass, in the mistaken belief that the pass was the true source of the North Thompson River.

References:

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

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