N of Hooker Icefield
52.4386 N 118.0344 W — Map 083D08 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1921
Official in BC – Canada
Boundary Commission Sheet 26 (surveyed in 1920)
Lawrence Edward Grace “Titus” Oates [1880 – 1912] was a British army officer, and later an Antarctic explorer, who died from hypothermia during Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911–1912. Oates walked from his tent into a blizzard on his 32nd birthday, in what is seen as an act of self-sacrifice. Oates was suffering from gangrene and frostbite, compromising his three companions’ chances of survival. According to the diary of Commander Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, [1868–1912], as Oates left the tent he said, “I am just going outside and may be some time.” The three other members of the party also perished over the next few days; Edgar Evans [1876-1912] had died previously.
- British Columbia Geographical Names. Mount Oates