Mount Clarke

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: N of headwaters of Chehalis River, NE of head of Stave Lake, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'59''N, 122°06'10''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 19 December 1961 on 92G/9, as originally submitted in 1949 by Alpine Club of Canada, and as labelled on BC Forest Service interim forest cover map 92G/NE, 1957 et seq.

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

"In the cabin at Stump Lake a plaque records that Cliff and Betty Clarke, with their daughters aged 10 & 13, in July 1940 made a crossing from Harrison Lake, 20 mile point, via Statla Lake to Stump Lake, ascending to 5,000 feet during the process. We do not know the Clarke's but their feat deserves recognition, and we would like to suggest the name Mount Clarke for this peak." (October 1949 letter from chairman, Vancouver section Alpine Club of Canada, file F.1.39).

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

First ascent credited to Alan Melville, Ian Key and Howard Rode, 2 July 1949. (October 1949 letter from chairman, Vancouver section Alpine Club of Canada, file F.1.39)

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