Raymond T. Zillmer

Ray Zillmer

Ray Zillmer

Raymond T. Zillmer [1887–1960]

b. 1887 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
d. 1960 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Zillmer was an American attorney, mountaineer, and conservationist. During the 1930s-40s, Zillmer became an accomplished and respected explorer and mountaineer. In July, 1934 Zillmer was part of a team of five mountaineers who completed the first ascent of Anchorite Peak, British Columbia, Canada. He would go on to complete several other first ascents and describe previously uncharted lands. In the summer of 1938, he and Lorin Tiefenthaler retraced the steps of the expedition of Alexander Mackenzie [1764–1820] in 1792-93 between the Fraser and Bella Coola rivers. He described the adventure in detail in his first of four articles published in the Canadian Alpine Journal.

Sources of biographical information about Zillmer:

  • Thorington, James Monroe [1895–1989]. “Raymond T. Zillmer, 1887-1960.” American Alpine Journal, 12:2 (1961) American Alpine Club
  • Wikipedia. Ray_Zillmer
Zillmer is the namesake of the following places in the Mount Robson region:

Works pertinent to the Mount Robson region of which Zillmer was author or co-author:

  • —   “Explorations in the Southern Cariboos.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 27 (1939):48-61
  • —   “The exploration of the source of the Thompson River in British Columbia.” American Alpine Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1 (1940):69–81. American Alpine Club
  • —   “The location of Mt. Milton and the restoration of the names ‘Mt. Milton and Mt. Cheadle’.” American Alpine Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1 (1943). American Alpine Club
  • —   “The exploration of the Cariboo Range from the east.” American Alpine Journal, 5:2 (1944):261-274. American Alpine Club
  • —   “The exploration of the sources of the McLennan River.” American Alpine Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1946). American Alpine Club
  • —   “Exploration of the McLennan completed.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 30 (1947):85-95
  • —   “The first crossing of the Cariboo Range.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 31 (1948):26–37
  • —   “Cariboo Range.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 27 (1950):120

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