Mount Zillmer

Name adopted in 1965
Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: Head of McLennan River
Latitude: 52°40’00”
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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Ray Zillmer

Ray Zillmer
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The name was adopted in 1965, referring to Raymond T. Zillmer and his son John, “the only persons known to have ascended the creek of the same name”

Raymond T. Zillmer (1887–1960) was an American attorney, mountaineer, and conservationist who made a number of explorations in the Cariboo Mountains in the 1930s and 40s that are recorded in articles in the American Alpine Journal and the Canadian Alpine Journal.

Thorington stated that Zillmer and his son in 1947 made the first crossing from “Tête Creek to Canoe River, thence to the N. Thompson and out to Gosnell (C.A.J., XXI, 21). A glacier heading in the only large lateral branch of Tête Creek was named Gilmour Glacier.”

References:

  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. BCGN
  • Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Explorations in the Southern Cariboos.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 27 (1939):48-61. Alpine Club of Canada
  • 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
  • Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Exploration of the McLennan completed.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 30 (1947):85-95. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “The first crossing of the Cariboo Range.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 31 (1948):26–37. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Thorington, James Monroe [1895-1989]. “Canada, Cariboo Range.” American Alpine Journal, 7:2 (1949). American Alpine Club
  • Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Cariboo Range.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 27 (1950):120. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Thorington, James Monroe [1895-1989]. “Raymond T. Zillmer, 1887-1960.” American Alpine Journal, 12:2 (1961). American Alpine Club
  • Ray Zillmer. Wikipedia

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