Thorington Tower
3155m (10352ft.)

Located 1.5 km east of Mount Palmer at the head of the north branch of Lynx Creek. Winston Churchill Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 21; 30 Longitude 117; 30; 10, Topo map 83C/05


Named in 1967. Thorington, J. Monroe (J.M. Thorington travelled and climbed extensively in the Canadian Rockies.) Official name.

Photo: Looking south-southwest to Thorington Tower (courtesy Don Beers)

Other Information

J. Monroe Thorington was a prominent mountaineer in the 1920's and 1930's and completed fifty two first ascents in the Rockies and Selkirks. After a close association with Conrad Kain, Thorington completed and edited Kain's autobiography after the guide's early death. "Where the Clouds can Go" is a classic of mountain literature. As well, the first "Climber's Guide to the Canadian Rockies" was co-authored by J. Monroe Thorington.
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