Garibaldi Park / The Bookworms / Spires
Provincial Park

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Whistler, BC (Nearby: Nesters, Alta Lake, Alpine Meadows, Whistler Creek, Tamarisk)

Whistler, British Columbia
V8E 0N0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • In 1970 Dr. Neal M. Carter wrote to the authors:
  • 'In 1922, while returning from a climb of Castle Towers Mountain, my companion C.T. Townsend and I were trudging along the Sphinx Glacier névé past three rocky pinnacles that stuck up all by themselves out of the névé.
  • As we looked up at them, one of them struck us as having a silhouette of a cowled monk, and a thin blade of rock projected at an angle where he would be holding up a book as though reading.
  • So we dubbed this pinnacle 'The Bookworm' and tarried long enough to climb it (it's only about 150 feet high).'
  • The name has been extended to include large rock formations in the vicinity and 'has received unwarranted prominence on maps' ,
  • ...a 1980 Ministry of the Environment map of Vancouver-Kamloops region gives names of only ten mountains in Garibaldi Park, and one of them is The Bookworms.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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