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Golden Hinde (mountain)

Golden Hinde
Golden Hinde, south aspect, August 2006.
Elevation 2,195 m (7,201 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,195 m (7,201 ft)[1]
Listing List of Ultras in Canada
Golden Hinde is located in British Columbia
Golden Hinde
Golden Hinde
British Columbia, Canada
Location Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Range Vancouver Island Ranges
Coordinates [2]
Topo map NTS 92/F12
First ascent Einar Anderson, W.R. Kent 1913 or 1914
Easiest route rock climb

The Golden Hinde is a mountain located in the Vancouver Island Ranges on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. At 2,195 metres (7,201 ft),[3] it is the highest peak on the island. The mountain is located near the geographic centre of Vancouver Island, as well as near the centre of 2,450 km2 (605,408 acres) Strathcona Provincial Park, at the head of the Wolf River and to the west of Buttle Lake, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of the community of Gold River. The peak is popular with experienced backcountry-climbers, having been first ascended in 1913. The mountain is made of basalt which is part of the Karmutsen Formation.[4]

The mountain took its name from Sir Francis Drake's ship, the Golden Hind, by an early fur-trading captain, who was reminded of Drake's ship as sunset hit the mountain (which is visible from the west coast of the Island) and in honour of Drake's reputed presence off the coast of the future British Columbia during the explorer's circumnavigation of the globe from 1577-80 (see New Albion). The present name was not officially conferred until 1938, but this was done after a reference to the peak in a fur-trader's log. The alternative name "The Rooster's Comb" was used by early alpinists because of the mountain's appearance.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "British Columbia and Alberta: The Ultra-Prominence Page". Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. ^ "Golden Hinde, British Columbia". Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  3. ^ Different sources list slightly different values for the maximum elevation above sea level. A recent survey using GPS determined the NAS83 elevation as 2,196.818 m. See "Golden Hinde". BC Geographical Names. for a discussion; see [1] for description of the trip to obtain this value
  4. ^ Geology of Strathcona Park - The Volcanic Flood Retrieved 24 November 2007
  5. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V. and Helen Akrigg. "Golden Hinde." British Columbia Place Names. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997. p. 94

External links

  • "Golden Hinde". BC Geographical Names.
  • from British Columbia Ministry of Environment websiteStrathcona Provincial Park.
  • "Golden Hinde".
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