Monmouth Mountain

Monmouth Mountain, commonly known as Mount Monmouth is one of the principal summits of the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains of southern British Columbia. At 3,182 m (10,440 ft), it is the highest summit of the Chilcotin Ranges. It stands just north of the Lillooet Icecap between the heads of Chilko Lake and the Taseko Lakes. West of Chilko Lake's south arm is Mount Good Hope 3,242 m (10,636 ft) and, beyond it, the massif surrounding Mount Queen Bess 3,298 m (10,820 ft), which is the highest summit east of the Homathko River.

Monmouth Mountain
Monmouth Mountain
Highest point
Elevation3,182 m (10,440 ft)[1]
Prominence1,602 m (5,256 ft)[1]
Listing
Coordinates50°59′30″N 123°47′24″W[1]
Geography
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangeChilcotin Ranges
Topo mapNTS 92J/13
Climbing
First ascent1951 by A. Melville, I. Kay, N. Carter, T. Marston, D. Blair, W. Sparling, H. Genschorek
Easiest routerock/ice climb

The namesake of this peak was HMS Monmouth, an aging British battleship which was sunk at the Battle of Coronel in 1914 along with HMS Good Hope (for which Good Hope Mountain is named) off the coast of South America by German cruisers under Admiral Von Spee.

See also

References

  1. "British Columbia and Alberta: The Ultra-Prominence Page". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-11-03.


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