Mount Withers

Name adopted in 1963
Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: N of headwaters of Lebher Creek
Latitude: 52°41’00”
Longitude: 119°32’00”
NTS map: 83D/12
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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Rollin T. Chamberlin, L. E. “Slim” Goodell, Allen Carpe, A. L. Withers, George Burns

Rollin T. Chamberlin, L. E. “Slim” Goodell, Allen Carpe, A. L. Withers, George Burns
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Named in 1963 in honor of A. L. Withers, a pioneer climber in the area. The name was proposed by the 1949 mountaineering party of Hendricks and Kauffman.

In 1924 Allen Carpé, R. T. Chambelin, and A. L. Withers went up Tête Creek “and made some fine climbs, among them Sir Wilfrid Laurier.”

In 1932, Clifford White of Banff, Russell H. Bennett of Minneapolis, J.A. Weiss of Jasper and A.L. Withers of Jasper skied a 300 mile route from Jasper to Lake Louise in a 20 day period.

References:

  • Carpé, Allen. “Albreda Mountain.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1926–1927):177. p. 243. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Bennett, Russell H. “The Ski Ascent of Snow Dome.” Canadian Alpine Journal, 20 (1931):100-101. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Clifford White fonds M159 / V682 (1920-1992). Archives and Library, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
  • Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “The Exploration of the Cariboo Range from the East.” American Alpine Journal, 5:2 (1944):261-274. American Alpine Club
  • Hendricks, Sterling and Kauffman, Andrew John. “Cariboo Climbing.” American Alpine Journal, 7:2 (1950). AAJ
  • Hendricks, Sterling and Kauffman, Andrew John. “Cariboo Climbing.” American Alpine Journal, 7:2 (1950). AAJ

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