Factoid

Have you heard of Mount Disappointment? If not then don’t be disappointed. Located on the southern-end of the Great Dividing Range, 60 km north of Melbourne, Australia, the 800-meter mountain was named Mount Disappointment by British explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, who first scaled the summit in 1824. They hoped to view the distant Port Phillip Bay, but the mountain’s many trees prevented this, resulting in their immense disappointment. They recorded their feelings in the name they chose for the mountain. Today, it is a popular hiking spot and one of most accessible forest areas of Melbourne.

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