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Mount Dampier
Highest point
Elevation 3,440 m (11,290 ft)
Prominence 92 m (302 ft)
Naming
Native name Rangiroa  (language?)
Geography
Location South Island, New Zealand
Parent range Southern Alps
Climbing
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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