Mist Glacier

Feature Type:Glacier - Mass of permanent snow and ice flowing from an area of snow accumulation on higher ground.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Halia Mountain, W of Columbia Reach Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°52'30''N, 118°07'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82M/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 March 1973 on 82M as a well-established name in climbing circles, and as identified in climbing literature.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"Mist Glacier [was] so-named on account of the circumstances of our first visit." (Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXXIV, 1951, p.50.)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Misspelled "Misty Glacier" on federal 1:50 000 map 82M/16.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.