University Peak P1K SPS / WSC

Fri, Aug 23, 2002

With: Joe Hanssen
David Wright
Michael Graupe

Etymology Story Photos / Slideshow Map Profile

University Peak (13,589 ft.)

Named by J.N. LeConte in 1890

"Named by J. N. LeConte and party on July 12, 1896, when they made the first ascent. The name, in honor of the University of California, had been given to a different peak by LeConte in 1890. At this same time he renamed that summit 'Mt. Gould.' (SCB 2, no. 2, May 1897: 84.)"
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

The current University Peak is over 500 feet higher than Mt. Gould.

More on the University of California:

  • UC Berkeley
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