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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-29-2018, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question Coquihalla Peak Names

Hi. I read an article years ago about why some of peaks in the Coq are named after South American and African animals. Does anyone know how or why this came about?

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PS...I've been searching like crazy but can't find any info
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Ed Zenger and Phil Kubik named many of the peaks in the area after Alpine ungulates while climbing them in the 1970s.


the farthest west group (Chamois, Steinbok etc) are all European, the middle group (Vicuna, Guanaco, Bighorn etc) are North and South American, and the eastern group (Yak, Thar, Zoa etc) are all Asian. None are African.


You can find details in the BC Mountaineer Annual or online



https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/g...raphical-names


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http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/1073.html
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Thanks Dru for the info. I appreciate it. I said African b/c Steinbok are found in South and East Africa. But I see also that Steinbock is the German word for Ibex.

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I said African b/c Steinbok are found in South and East Africa. .

Those are Springboks.
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Those are Springboks.



Not true. Steenbok, steinbuck or steinbok are found in south and east Africa.


Springboks are found in south and west Africa.

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oh, ok, if you say so.
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