Brisco / Mount Ethelbert
    
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Brisco, BC (Nearby: Spillimacheen, Edgewater, Kootenay Crossing, Harrogate, Radium Hot Springs)

  • Brisco
  • Mount Ethelbert

2854 BC-95
Brisco, British Columbia
V0A 1B0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • After Captain Arthur Brisco, 11th Hussars, one of the heroes of the Charge of the Light Brigade. He was a great friend of John Palliser and joined him during his explorations in 1858-9.
  • Mount Ethelbert - Named after the first nun to ascend the upper Columbia River.
  • She died aboard Captain Armstrong's riverboat, the Ptarmigan, and was buried as Sister Ethelbert (a surprising name for a nun one wonders if Armstrong got it wrong). In any event Armstrong named the mountain after her.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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