David Glacier

British Columbia. Glacier: Fraser River drainage
Premier Range
52.7417 N 119.7667 W — Map 83D/12 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1925
Name officially adopted in 1962
Official in BCCanada
This glacier appears on:
W. A. D. Munday’s map Cariboos 1925

Named in 1924 by climbing party of Allen Carpé [1894–1932] and Rollin Thomas Chamberlin [1881–1948], 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.


  • 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

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