Mount Withers

British Columbia. Mount
N of headwaters of Lebher Creek
52.6833 N 119.5333 W — Map 83D/12 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1949 (Hendricks)
Name officially adopted in 1963
Official in BCCanada
This mount appears on:
Fabergé 1949 map Cariboo
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
University of Chicago


Jasper National Park employees pictured in front of the Park Administration Building in 1931. Group includes (sitting): E.A. Sullivan (instrument man), J.B. Snape (res. engineer), Col. S. Maynard Rogers (superintendent), H.G. Carlton (accountant), R.W. Langford (superintendent, warden). Standing: C.E. Burrows (steno), H.E. Sullivan (steno), W.R. Evans (foreman), J.R. Heckley (cashier), A.J Dube (timekeeper) W.Booth (clerk), H.S. Davis (game warden) and A.L. Withers (clerk). JYMA PA 18-110.

Jasper National Park employees pictured in front of the Park Administration Building in 1931. Group includes (sitting): E.A. Sullivan (instrument man), J.B. Snape (res. engineer), Col. S. Maynard Rogers (superintendent), H.G. Carlton (accountant), R.W. Langford (superintendent, warden). Standing: C.E. Burrows (steno), H.E. Sullivan (steno), W.R. Evans (foreman), J.R. Heckley (cashier), A.J Dube (timekeeper) W.Booth (clerk), H.S. Davis (game warden) and A.L. Withers (clerk). JYMA PA 18-110.
Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives

Named in 1963 in honor of A. L. (Pete) Withers, a Jasper resident who was a pioneer climber in the area. The name was proposed by the 1949 mountaineering party of Sterling Brown Hendricks [1902–1981] and Andrew John Kauffman [1920–2002].

In 1924 Withers, Allen Carpé [1894–1932], and Rollin Thomas Chamberlin [1881–1948] went up Tête Creek “and made some fine climbs, among them Sir Wilfrid Laurier.”

In 1932, Withers accompanied Clifford White [1902–1964] of Banff, Russell H. Bennett of Minneapolis, and J. A. Weiss of Jasper, on a 480 kilometer ski trek from Jasper to Lake Louise in a 20 day period.

Withers is identified as a clerk in a photograph of Jasper National Park employees in 1931.

References:

  • Carpé, Allen [1894–1932]. “Albreda Mountain.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1927–1927):177, p. 243. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Bennett, Russell H. “The Ski Ascent of Snow Dome.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol 20 (1931):100-101. Alpine Club of Canada
  • White, Clifford. Fonds M159 / V682 (1935–1992). 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 Brown [1902–1981], and Kauffman, Andrew John [1920–2002]. “Cariboo Climbing.” American Alpine Journal, 7:2 (1950). American Alpine Club
  • Wexler, Arnold. “Ascents in the Cariboo Mountains.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 27 (1950):41-50. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Anon. “Place names in the Premier Range, Cariboo Mountains, B.C.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 46 (1963):20. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Scott, Chic. “Jasper to Banff on skis.” Mountain Heritage Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1999). Whyte Museum

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