Mount Carpé

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Canoe River, just SW of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°41'56"N, 119°31'42"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/12
Related Maps: 83D
83D/12

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Carpé adopted 5 September 1963 on 83 D, as submitted by Alpine Club of Canada (file A.1.61).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

After pioneering mountaineer Allen Carpe (1894-1932), credited with first ascent of Mt. Fairweather, the highest peak in British Columbia, and with numerous other first ascents in the province. See descriptions of Carpe's climbs in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XV, 1925, p.129; and in Canadian Alpine Journal Vol XVII, 1928, p.77; and his obituary in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXI, 1932, p.180. Note that CAJ 1925 identifies "Carpe" (no accent), and that Carpe's signature on 1927 correspondence with the Geographic Board of Canada does NOT include an acute accent, however the accented form "Carpé" appears repeatedly in CAJ 1932 obituary, and in subsequent mountaineering literature.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office