Mount Queen Bess

Mount Queen Bess is one of the principal summits of the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains of southern British Columbia. It stands west of Chilko Lake and to the south of Tatlayoko Lake, and crowns a peak-studded ridge to the north of the Homathko Icefield.

Mount Queen Bess
Mount Queen Bess
Highest point
Elevation3,298 m (10,820 ft)[1]
Prominence2,355 m (7,726 ft)[1]
Coordinates51°16′18″N 124°34′06″W[1]
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangePacific Ranges
Topo mapNTS 92N/07
First ascent1942 by Don Munday, Phyllis Munday, H. Hall[1]
Easiest routerock/ice climb

The mountain is named for Queen Elizabeth I of England. Relatively nearby is Mount Raleigh, named for Sir Walter Raleigh. Other peaks in the vicinity of Queen Bess bear similar Elizabethan-related names: Pembroke, Silver Swan, Oriana, Armada, Grenville, Burghley, Howard, Walsingham, Cambridge, Cloister, Saint John, Galleon, and Monmouth. Between Queen Bess and Chilko Lake is Mount Good Hope, and northwest across the Homathko is the Waddington Range, site of the highest peak in the Coast Mountains, and the highest entirely within British Columbia, Mount Waddington.

See also


  1. "Mount Queen Bess". Retrieved 2005-11-06.

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