McGillivray Ridge
2697m (8850ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of the Whirlpool River and the head of Pacific Creek; northeast buttress of Athabasca Pass;. Jasper Park, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Columbia rivers.
Latitude 52; 23; 30 Longitude 118; 10; 30, Topo map 83D/08


Named by Gabriel FranchereMcGillivray, William (One of the leading members of the North West Company, William McGillivray was the uncle of Duncan McGillivray (see Mount McGillivray).) Official name. Other names McGillivray's Rock

First ascended in 1893 by L.Q. Coleman, L. B. StewartOther reference Coleman Pg. 207.

McGillivray Ridge (courtesy Don Beers)

Other Information

In 1832 Ross Cox wrote a book entitled, "Adventures on the Columbia River. In his book, "The Glittering Mountains of Canada," J. Monroe Thorington quotes from Cox's journal as follows, "Close to our encampment one gigantic mountain of conical form towered majestically into the clouds far above the others (This is called M'Gillivray's Rock, in honour of the late Mr. William M'Gillivray, a principal director of the Company.)
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