Mount Carpé

British Columbia. Mount
S of Canoe River, just SW of Valemount
52.7 N 119.5333 W — Map 83D/12 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1949
Name officially adopted in 1963
Official in BCCanada
Allen Carpe. Courtesy Am. A.J.

Allen Carpe. Courtesy Am. A.J.
Canadian Alpine Journal

Rollin T. Chamberlin, L. E. “Slim” Goodell, Allen Carpe, A. L. Withers, George Burns

Rollin T. Chamberlin, L. E. “Slim” Goodell, Allen Carpe, A. L. Withers, George Burns
University of Chicago

Allen Carpé [1894–1932] was an American engineer and mountaineer who is also the namesake of Mount Carpe in Alaska.

In 1924 Carpé, Rollin Thomas Chamberlin [1881–1948], and A. L. Withers went up Tête Creek “and made some fine climbs, among them Sir Wilfrid Laurier.” Carpé was a member of the Alpine club of Canada since 1920. He lost his life on Mount McKinley in May 1932, as the leader of a party making scientific observations relating to cosmic rays.

The name was adopted at the suggestion of the Alpine Club of Canada following a proposal by the 1949 mountaineering party of Sterling Brown Hendricks [1902–1981] and Andrew John Kauffman [1920–2002].

Carpé’s name appears with and without an accent in various documents.


  • Munday, Walter Alfred Don [1890–1950]. “In the Cariboo Range – Mt. David Thompson.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 15 (1925):130-136
  • Hall, H. S. (Jr.). “Allen Carpé 1894–1932.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 21 (1932):163
  • Annual Report of the Director of the National Park Service to the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1932, and the Travel Season, 1932. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1932. Google Books
  • Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Explorations in the Southern Cariboos.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 27 (1939):48-61
  • Hendricks, Sterling Brown [1902–1981], and Kauffman, Andrew John [1920–2002]. “Cariboo Climbing.” American Alpine Journal, 7:2 (1950). American Alpine Club
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Carpé, Mount

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