Mount Dampier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Dampier
|Elevation||3,440 m (11,290 ft)|
|Prominence||92 m (302 ft)|
|Native name||Rangiroa (language?)|
|Location||South Island, New Zealand|
|Parent range||Southern Alps|
|First ascent||March 1912, by Freda Du Faur & Peter Graham|
Mount Dampier (Rangiroa in Māori) is New Zealand's third highest mountain, rising to 3,440 metres (11,290 ft). It is located in the Southern Alps, between Mount Hicks and Aoraki / Mount Cook. It is often traversed by climbers en route to the North ridge of Mount Cook. Its Māori name literally means 'long sky' (rangi: sky; roa: long).
The English name was originally Mount Hector, after James Hector, but in Fitzgerald's map of 1896 the peak had been renamed after William Dampier.
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