Mount Arthur Meighen

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Mount Arthur Meighen
Mount Arthur Meighen is located in British Columbia
Mount Arthur Meighen
Mount Arthur Meighen
Location in Eastern British Columbia
Elevation 3,205 m (10,515 ft)[1]
Prominence 415 m (1,362 ft)[1]
Parent peak Mount Stanley Baldwin
Location
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Premier Range, Cariboo Mountains
Coordinates 52°48′11.9″N 119°33′11.9″W / 52.803306°N 119.553306°W / 52.803306; -119.553306Coordinates: 52°48′11.9″N 119°33′11.9″W / 52.803306°N 119.553306°W / 52.803306; -119.553306
Topo map NTS 083.D.13
Climbing
First ascent 1949 by Alex Faberge, Sterling Hendricks, Don Hubbard, Art Lembeck, Chris Scoredos, and Arnold Wexler[1]

Mount Arthur Meighen is a 3,205 m (10,515 ft) mountain located in the Premier Range of the Cariboo Mountains in the east-central interior of British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is south of the head of the McLennan River and immediately west of the town of Valemount, British Columbia.

The name honours the ninth Prime Minister of Canada, Arthur Meighen, who held office for only fifteen months in 1920-1921 and three months in 1926. He died in 1960, thirty-six years after leaving office. The mountain was officially renamed after Meighen in 1962. Prior to that, it had been called "Carpé".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Arthur Meighen". Bivouac.com. http://www.bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=2184. Retrieved 2006-07-23.
  2. ^ Boles, Glen W.; Laurilla, Roger W.; Putnam, William L. (2006). Canadian Mountain Place Names. Vancouver: Rocky Mountain Books. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-894765-79-4. 

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