Mount Queen Bess
|Mount Queen Bess|
|British Columbia, Canada|
|Elevation||3,298 m (10,820 ft)|
|Prominence||2,355 m (7,726 ft)|
|Listing||List of Ultras in Canada|
|Topo map||NTS 92N/07|
|First ascent||1942 by Don Munday, Phyllis Munday, H. Hall|
|Easiest route||rock/ice climb|
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.
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.
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