Mount Vancouver (New Zealand)

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Mount Vancouver
Southern Alps with Mount Hicks.jpg
Highest point
Elevation3,309 m (10,856 ft)
Prominence20 m (66 ft)
Coordinates43°35′06″S 170°08′30″E / 43.58500°S 170.14167°E / -43.58500; 170.14167
Geography
LocationSouth Island, New Zealand
Parent rangeSouthern Alps

Mount Vancouver is a peak in the Southern Alps. At 3,309 metres (10,856 feet) it is New Zealand's fourth 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]

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