Hunga Glacier

British Columbia. Other name for Robson Glacier
Earliest known reference to this name is 1913 (Walcott).
Billings Butte - Robson Peak - Iyatunga Mountain. Panonamic view of the Robson massif and adjoining mountains, with the great Hunga glacier in the foreground. Photo by Charles D. Walcott

Billings Butte – Robson Peak – Iyatunga Mountain. Panonamic view of the Robson massif and adjoining mountains, with the great Hunga glacier in the foreground. Photo by Charles D. Walcott
National Geographic Magazine 1913


Working up through the vast and broken front of Hunga Glacier. Photo: R. C. W. Lett, 1911

Working up through the vast and broken front of Hunga Glacier. Photo: R. C. W. Lett, 1911
National Geographic Magazine 1913

Charles Doolittle Walcott, who visited the area in 1912, referred to Robson Glacier as “the great Hunga (Chief) glacier.”

References:

  • Walcott, Charles Doolittle [1850–1927]. “The monarch of the Canadian Rockies.” National Geographic Magazine, (1913):626. Internet Archive
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