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Mount Goetze, Newfoundland


Prominence: 670 m, 2200 ft

Elevation: 1158+ meters, 3800+ feet


Approx. Isolation: 5.57 km, 3.46 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3800 - 3900 ft
    (100-foot closed contour)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)58° 43' 11'' N; 63° 6' 6'' W
58.719794, -63.101665 (Dec Deg)
494112E 6508856N Zone 20 (UTM)
CountryCanada
State/ProvinceNewfoundland
County/Second Level RegionDiv. 11 - Nunatsiavut
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Peak Information

Mount Goetze is named in honor of Christopher Goetze (1939-1977), a pioneering climber and explorer of the Torngat Mountains. In 1973 he and Michael Adler made the first ascent of Mount Caubvick, the highest point in Labrador, after a kayak trip up the rugged coast.

Goetze was a longtime member of the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston, and as a youth he set several speed hiking records in the White Mountains. His expeditions to the coast and mountains of Labrador were innovative at the time and inspired others to explore this remote and beautiful area. He became a noted geology professor at MIT, but tragically died of a brain tumor at the age of 38.

Mount Goetze overlooks the stunning panorama of the Bear's Gut fjord in Chris's beloved Torngats. It was first climbed in 1975 by a group of Chris's friends, including Michael Adler. After Chris's death in 1977, they proposed the peak's name in his honor.

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The view east from the summit of Mount Goetze over the Bears's Gut fjord to the Atlantic (1975). Photo by Michael Adler.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 670 m/2200 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 730 m/2400 ft
  Key Col: 488 m/1600 ft
Isolation5.57 km/3.46 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Blow Me Down Mountain  (N)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Plains
Range3: Canadian Shield
Range4: Torngat Mountains
Range5: Coastal Torngats
Drainage BasinsMinor Streams of Eastern Canada
Atlantic Ocean
Topo Map 14 L/11 1:50,000
First Ascent1975
Michael Adler (United States)
Virginia Adler (United States)
Elizabeth Loutrel (United States)
Steve Loutrel (United States)
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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