E of headwaters of Tête Creek
52.8333 N 119.6 W — Map 83D/13 — Google — GeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1947 (Zillmer)
Name officially adopted in 1962
Official in BC – Canada
Fabergé 1949 map Cariboo
Andrew Gilmour died in 1941, in New York after an illness of nine months. By vocation a dermatologist, his avocation was travel and alpinism and for thirty years his activity ranged through the Alps, the Pyrenees, the American and Canadian Rockies, Wales and the Lake District, Mexico, the Cascades and the lesser peaks of the eastern United States.
Although his climbing interest manifested itself as early as 1905 with an ascent of the Gross Glockner, it was not until 1914 that it ripened with full-fledged mountaineering. That summer he joined and Holway and Frederic K. Butters in a month’s arduous back-packing trip in the southern Selkirks.
The close friendship thus formed between Holway and Gilmour led to further important explorations and first ascents: in 1915, of Mt. Edith Cavell and the entirely unknown country at the headwaters of Small River and Horse Creek, with a nearly successful ascent of Mount Longstaff, and, in 1916, to the capture of the latter together with Mount Phillips, the approach being made from the Swiftcurrent Creek side.
These expeditions by Holway and Gilmour were personal “backpacking” enterprises into virgin territory. They were performed without Swiss guides or pack-trains, although an occasional horse might assist in the preliminary stage. Their main reliance was upon local men who helped to pack the party in and then acted in support by relaying provisions and sometimes by hunting game.
Dr. Gilmour was a member of the American, Canadian, Swiss and French Alpine clubs, the Explorers’ club, and the Appalachian cub. He was a fellow of the Royal Geographic society of London.
- Strumia, Max M., and Hainsworth, William R. “Gleanings in the Canadian Rockies, 1930.” American Alpine Journal, (1931). American Alpine Club
- H. P. “Gilmour, Andrew James, 1871–1941.” American Alpine Journal, (1942). American Alpine Club
- Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Exploration of the McLennan completed.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 30 (1947):85-95. Alpine Club of Canada
- Thorington, James Monroe [1895–1989]. “Canada, Cariboo Range.” American Alpine Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2 (1949). American Alpine Club