Mount Vancouver (New Zealand)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Vancouver
Elevation 3,309 m (10,856 ft)
Prominence 20 m (66 ft)
Location
Location South Island, New Zealand
Range Southern Alps
Coordinates 43°35′06″S 170°08′30″E / 43.58500°S 170.14167°E / -43.58500; 170.14167

Mount Vancouver is a peak in the Southern Alps. At 3,309 metres (10,856 feet) it is New Zealand's sixth highest named summit. It is an elevation on the ridge leading north from Aoraki/Mount Cook (3,724 m), between Mount Dampier (3,440 m) and the Clarke Saddle (2,978 m).

The peak is named after Captain George Vancouver, who was part of the second voyage of James Cook in 1773 and who returned in 1791 as commander of the Vancouver Expedition. The New Zealand Geographic Board adopted the name Mount Vancouver in November 1953.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling, ed. Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 430. ISBN 9780143204107.