Mount Goodall facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Goodall
|Elevation||2,930 m (9,610 ft)|
|Listing||Mountains of British Columbia|
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Parent range||Cariboo Mountains|
|Topo map||093A090 or PS-WG3 (north half)|
|Mountain type||Pyramidal peak|
|First ascent||August 21, 2006|
|Easiest route||Via Turquoise Pass|
Mount Goodall is a mountain in east-central British Columbia, Canada, located near the headwaters of the Clearwater River. Situated in the Cariboo Mountains of the Columbia Mountains, it is the second highest mountain in Wells Gray Provincial Park with an elevation of 2,930 m (9,613 ft). Mount Goodall has eleven distinct summits and extends nearly 8 km (5.0 mi) in a northwest to southeast direction.
The first ascent of Mount Goodall was on August 26, 2006 by Roger Wallis, Don Chiasson, and Jim Lundy from the Alpine Club of Canada. They established its height, only 16 m (52 ft) lower than Wells Gray Park's highest mountain which is unnamed. As of 2015, only four of Goodall's summits have been climbed.
Mount Goodall was named in 1966 in honor of Canadian Army Trooper Walter Henry Goodall, K 76212, from Macalister (near Quesnel, British Columbia). He was serving with the Governor General's Horse Guards, RCAC, when he was killed in action on January 4, 1945, age 24. Five other neighbouring peaks were named at the same time for Canadian soldiers from the Quesnel area who were killed during World War II: Mount Pierrway, Mount Winder, Mount Beaman, Mount Hogg, and Mount Aves.
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