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Mount Queen Bess

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Parent range
  
Pacific Ranges

Easiest route
  
rock/ice climb

First ascent
  
1942

Province
  
British Columbia

Topo map
  
NTS 92N/07

Elevation
  
3,298 m

Prominence
  
2,355 m

Mount Queen Bess wwwsummitpostorgimagesmedium655980jpg

Listing
  
North America prominent 47th Canada highest major peaks 52nd Canada most prominent 18th

Location
  
British Columbia, Canada

First ascenders
  
Phyllis Munday, Don Munday

Mountain range
  
Coast Mountains, Pacific Ranges

Similar
  
Mount Raleigh, Mount Tiedemann, Skihist Mountain, One Eye Peak, Middle Finger

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.

Map of Mount Queen Bess, Cariboo J, BC, Canada

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.

References

Mount Queen Bess Wikipedia