Province: British Columbia
Location: Head of McLennan River
NTS map: 83D/12
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
The name was adopted in 1963, referring to Raymond T. Zillmer and his son John, “the only persons known to have ascended the creek of the same name” (so named in 1965).
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.”
- British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. BCGN
- Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Explorations in the Southern Cariboos.” Canadian Alpine Journal, 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
- Thorington, James Monroe [1895-1989]. “Cariboo Range.” American Alpine Journal, 7:2 (1949). American Alpine Club
- Thorington, James Monroe [1895-1989]. “Raymond T. Zillmer, 1887-1960.” American Alpine Journal, 12:2 (1961). American Alpine Club
- Ray Zillmer. Wikipedia