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Mount Fox (British Columbia)

Mount Fox in the Selkirk Mountains of Canada was named, by William Green, in honour of Harry Fox who perished with William Donkin and two Swiss guides, in the Caucasus. Mount Donkin is nearby.[1]

Mount Fox
Mount Fox is located in British Columbia
Mount Fox
Mount Fox
Location in British Columbia
Highest point
Elevation 3,196 m (10,486 ft) [1]
Prominence 411 m (1,348 ft) [2]
Parent peak Mount Dawson
Coordinates 51°10′08″N 117°25′17″W / 51.16889°N 117.42139°W / 51.16889; -117.42139Coordinates: 51°10′08″N 117°25′17″W / 51.16889°N 117.42139°W / 51.16889; -117.42139[3]
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Topo map NTS 82N03
Henry "Harry" Fox
Among The Selkirk Glaciers

Harry Fox (30 September 1856 – on or after 30 August 1888) was an English gentleman (also lived at Tone Dale House, Wellington, Somerset, England) who was a sportsman and adventurer. He played cricket and rugby for his country, and began climbing mountains in the mid-1880s.[4]

In 1884 he started mountaineering, and within two years he was well known in the mountain climbing community, and a well-regarded alpine explorer. In 1888, he travelled with William Frederick Donkin to the Caucasus Mountains in the Russian Empire in a bid to be the first people to climb Koshtan-Tau, but the pair, along with their Swiss guides, died in an accident.

For the purposes of his will, Fox's death was recorded as being "on or since the 30th August, 1888, at some place unknown."

Mt Fox & Mt Donkin

ReferencesEdit

  • Among the Selkirk Glaciers by William Spotswood Green (1890)
  1. ^ a b Green, William Spotswood (1890). "Among the Selkirk Glaciers". MacMillan and Co. pp. 102–103. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Mount Fox". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Mount Fox". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  4. ^ Dorothy, Lomas. The Foxes of Wellington. Amazon: Carly Press. p. 41.