Mount Stanley Baldwin

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Mount Stanley Baldwin
Mt. Stanley Baldwin.JPG
Elevation 3,256 m (10,682 ft)[1]
Prominence 511 m (1,677 ft)[1]
Location
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Premier Range
Coordinates 52°49′28″N 119°36′21″W / 52.82444°N 119.60583°W / 52.82444; -119.60583Coordinates: 52°49′28″N 119°36′21″W / 52.82444°N 119.60583°W / 52.82444; -119.60583[2]
Topo map NTS 83D/13

Mount Stanley Baldwin is a mountain located in the Premier Range of the Cariboo Mountains in the east-central interior of British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is located at the head of the Gilmour Glacier. It was originally named Mount Challenger by Allen Carpe during his 1924 ascent of the mountain.[2]

The name honours the British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin who made an official visit to British Columbia in 1927, the year in which the Premier Range was dedicated and the mountain was renamed.[2] Although the Range was originally meant to honour both British and Canadian heads of government, Stanley Baldwin is the only British prime minister to be so honoured. Recent restrictions upon naming Canadian geographic features after non-Canadian citizens make it likely that he will be the last.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia listing for Mount Stanley Baldwin
  2. ^ a b c British Columbia Government Information Sheet on Mount Stanley Baldwin