Walter Dwight Wilcox (1869 - 1949)
Walter Dwight Wilcox (1869–1949) was an early explorer of the Canadian Rockies, especially in the Lake Louise region. From 1911 to 1926, Wilcox lived in this Washington, D.C. home, better known as the Whittemore House. Wilcox was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover (Class of 1889) and Yale University (1893). Wilcox made first ascents of several mountains in the Rockies including Mount Temple (3,543m), Mount Aberdeen (3,152m), Mount Niblock (2,976m) and Mount Indefatigable (2,670m). In 1898, Mount Wilcox (2,884m) in the Columbia Icefield area of Jasper National Park was named in Wilcox's honor by J. Norman Collie. The pass that provides easy access to Mt. Wilcox was also named Wilcox Pass.
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