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Mount Plaskett

  • 2938 m (9,640ft)
  • Naming History
54.1375N -120.571W
Located east of the head of Ovington Creek

Province: BC
Headwater: Fraser
Year Named: 1968
Named by: George Wallerstein
Named for: Plaskett, John Stanley (A renown astronomer, John Plaskett served as the chief astronomer at the Dominion Observatory in Victoria, B.C.)

Don Morton was part of a 1967 expedition organized by George Wallerstein during which the name was chosen. Morton wrote, "I suggested that we should name the peak." and "I was able to convince the Canadian Board of Geographic Names." (Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 87 (1993), 280.