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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1 (April 2, 1934.)

Mt. Wilson

Mt. Wilson.

This peak stands on the Polar Range at the east boundary of the National Park. It is one of the group of peaks named by members of the Mountaineering Club after members of Captain Scott's Polar Expedition.

The peak is of remarkable shape, for which reason it can be recognised from almost any direction. Two perpendicular precipices flanking a level ridge gave it a sqaure appearance. This peak has the distinction of being the only one in the National Park that can be seen from the Canterbury Plains. From Halkett and other places in line with the depression through which the Waimakariri Gorge is cut, the peak is plainly visible, and can be identified by its peculiar shape.