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Mount John Oliver  British Columbia   #2171
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Cariboo Mountains / Premier Range

Height: 3123 m -> 10246 feet
Prominence?: 613 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Sir Mackenzie Bowell (6.4 km away, at bearing 209 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier (10.0 km away)

Location:   52.88395,-119.68521     52:53:02, -119:41:07   11U 319330 5862738 (20 km SW of Tete Jaune Cache). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.13   AreaCode: FL29/IG88
First Ascent: Sunday July 29, 1962 Don Lyon, Rocky Morin, Carman Smith
Mount John Oliver
This peak was first described and photographed from the Tete valley by E.W.D. Holway and A.J. Gilmour in 1916 (CAJ 1917 pages 30-33) in the article titled "The Cariboo Mountains". It was identified on Allen Carpe's 1925 map (Climbs in the Cariboo Mountains and Northern Gold Range AJ 1925 Pg 63-81). The peak was origionally named "Mount Aspiration" by Don and Phyllis Munday on July 16,1925 from Bivouac Peak. The first ascent in 1962 was via the Kiwa Valley.

Name Notes: It is named after John Oliver who was premier of British Columbia from 1921 to 1927. He was born in England, moved to Ontario with his family in 1870, and five years later moved to British Columbia. He was elected to the provincial legislature in 1900. He became leader of the opposition Liberal party and lost his seat in 1909. He was re-elected in 1916, and became premier in 1918 at the death of Harlan Brewster.

Trip Reports within 1 km
15 1962.07.29 History and First Ascent route - Mount John Oliver (Mount Aspiration) Route Roger Wallis


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18 Mount John Oliver Don Funk