Good Hope Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of head of Franklyn Arm Chilko Lake, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°08'33''N, 124°10'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92N/1

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Good Hope adopted 6 May 1924, as submitted 6 June 1923 by R.P. Bishop, BCLS, and as labelled on BC map 2D, 1923. Form of name changed to Good Hope Mountain 6 April 1950 on 92NW.

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

"Named after H.M.S. Good Hope, sunk in action November 1, 1914 off Coronel." (1923 notation by R.P. Bishop, BLCS, on BC name card)

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

The peak was climbed by R.P. Bishop and his assistant, George Durham, during triangulation surveys in 1922; following a long-standing mountaineering tradition of assigning suites of names by "theme", Bishop suggested Good Hope and Monmouth, after the Royal Navy's armoured cruisers, both vessels sunk with all hands at the Battle of Coronel, off the coast of Chile, 1 November 1914. The "naming theme" was later expanded by an Alpine Club of Canada party in July 1953, to include Coronel Mtn, Mount Cradock, Admiral Ridge, and Canopus, Otranto & Glasgow Mountains; expanded further by an Alpine Club of Canada party in July 1957, to include Dresden, Leipzig & Scharnhorst Mountains, all referring to cruisers engaged at the Battle of Coronel.

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