Walter Dwight Wilcox (1869 - 1949)

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About Walter Dwight Wilcox

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Wilcox

Walter Dwight Wilcox (1869–1949) was an early explorer of the Canadian Rockies, especially in the Lake Louise region.

Life

Wilcox was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover (Class of 1889) and Yale University (1893).

Wilcox made first ascents of several mountains in the Rockies including Mount Temple (3,543m), Mount Aberdeen (3,152m), Mount Niblock (2,976m) and Mount Indefatigable (2,670m).

In 1898, Mount Wilcox (2,884m) in the Columbia Icefield area of Jasper National Park was named in Wilcox's honour by J. Norman Collie. The pass that provides easy access to Mt. Wilcox was also named Wilcox Pass.

Works

Camping in the Canadian Rockies: An Account of Camp Life in the Wilder Parts of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Together with a Description of the Region About Banff, Lake Louise and Glacier, and a Sketch of the Early Explorations. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1896

The Rockies of Canada. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900

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Walter D. Wilcox's Timeline

1869
1869
1949
1949
Age 80