Hanington, Mount

British Columbia. Mount
N ofJarvis Lakes in Kakwa Provincial Park
54.1233 N 120.1672 W — Map 093I01 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1925
Official in BCCanada

Edward Worrell Jarvis [1846–1894] and Charles Francis Hanington [1848–1930] made an adventurous winter journey across the Rockies in 1875. The pass through which they crossed the mountains was named Jarvis Pass by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1917; the name Jarvis is also borne by a mountain on the south side of the pass opposite Mount Hanington.

The exploration was undertaken to see if this route across the mountains would be a practicable one for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The elevation of the pass, about 1500 m, proved too high. The starting point of the journey was Quesnel, which was left on December 9, 1874, and a 1,000-mile journey, mostly on foot, occupying five and a half months was concluded at Winnipeg on May 21, 1875.

(extract from Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, June 1927).


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