Holways Peak

British Columbia. Former unofficial name
Penny Mountain
Not currently an official name.
This former unofficial name appears on:
W. A. D. Munday’s map Cariboos 1925 [now Penny Mountain]
Edward Willet Dorland Holway

Edward Willet Dorland Holway


Between 1914 and 1916, Edward Willet Dorland Holway [1853–1923] of the University of Minnesota, with Andrew James Gilmour of New York, explored the southern Selkirks, the region about Mount Edith Cavell, the area north of Whitehorn Mountain, and the Cariboo Mountains near Tête Jaune Cache. Theirs was the first mountaineering expedition into the Cariboos, but continuous bad weather prevented any serious climbing.

Holways Peak was renamed “Penny Mountain” in the Premier Range proclamation.


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