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Veeocee Mountain  British Columbia   #665
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2380 m -> 7808 feet
Prominence?: 200 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Sir Richard (4.0 km away, at bearing 92 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Sir Richard (4.0 km away)

Location:   49.96583,-122.75694     49:57:57, -122:45:25   10U 517432 5534860 (15 km NW of Snowcap Lake). (22 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.15   AreaCode: EM92/JH65
First Ascent: 1966 R. Burton; P. Macek; P. Thompson
Veeocee Mountain - Northeast Side
A bump located at the end of ridge at the head of the Cheakamus River and west of the Ubyssey Glacier. It's an easy scramble from the Ubyssey Glacier and the Southeast Ridge. Access is elaborate though, normally via singing pass, the Fitzimmons Range, and across the upper Cheakamus River, to the McBride Glacier and then the Ubyssey Glacier.

Name Notes: This summit, named after the Varsity Outdoor Club*. At the time of naming the Committee On Geographic Names held that names made from acronyms or initials were unsuitable for permanent names. So the name "Veeocee" was used instead of VOC. Similarly a creek draining into Snowcap Lake was named Ayceecee Creek. It doesn't seem to have been a problem when Isar (International Search and Rescue) or Fasp (First Aid Ski Patrol) Mountains were named, though...

Trip Reports within 1 km
77 1972.07.20 The Great Garibaldi Park Traverse - Part 1 Klaus Haring

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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Veeocee Mountain - Northeast Side Fred Touche
8 Nick Matwyuk on Veeocee Nicholas Gobin
7 Cheakamus River Ford and Veeocee Mountain Klaus Haring

Placename Photos
9 Mount Sir Richard from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
9 Gatekeeper and Veeocee Jordan Peters
7 Central Garibaldi Park from the Spearhead Range (labeled panorama) Bram van Straaten