Mount Good Hope

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Mount Good Hope
Highest point
Elevation 3,242 m (10,636 ft)
Prominence 1,497 m (4,911 ft)
Coordinates 51°08′33″N 124°10′18″W / 51.14250°N 124.17167°W / 51.14250; -124.17167
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Pacific Ranges
Topo map NTS 92N/01
First ascent 1922 by R. Bishop and G. Durham
Easiest route rock/ice climb

Officially Good Hope Mountain but commonly known as Mount Good Hope, this is one of the principal summits of the Pacific Ranges of the southern Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. It stands immediately west of Chilko Lake, with the highest peak on the massif rising between that lake's southern arms.

West of Mount Good Hope is the upper valley of the Southgate River, which drains to Bute Inlet near the mouth of the Homathko River; across the Southgate to the west is the Homathko Icefield, one of the largest icemasses in the Coast Mountains. To Good Hope's south is the Bishop River, a tributary of the Southgate River, beyond which is Mount Raleigh. West of the pass between the Southgate River and Chilko Lake, and north of the Homathko Icefield, is a ridge crowned by Mount Queen Bess.

Its name is not directly from the Cape of Good Hope but rather from a ship named for it, the armoured cruiser HMS Good Hope which sank off the coast of Chile in the Battle of Coronel, November 1, 1914. Other summits within the same massif also carry ship names from World War I, such as Glasgow and Dawn Treader.

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