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Prominent Peaks of Southwest British Columbia

Peaks with over 1000m of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 5)
1.Skihist Mountain24482968Lillooet Range
2.Whitecap Mountain15332918Pemberton-Bralorne Area
3.Wedge Mountain22492892Garibaldi Area
4.Mount Brew10352891Lillooet Range
5.Shulaps Peak13452880Chilcotin Ranges
6.Mount Seton15802855Lillooet Range
7.Mount Ethelweard11822819Pemberton-Bralorne Area
8.Mount Sampson12512811Pemberton-Bralorne Area
9.Mount Matier12412783Lillooet Range
10.Overseer Mountain16792749Squamish River Valley
11.Tremor Mountain12612691Garibaldi Area
12.Castle Towers Mountain10902676Garibaldi Area
13.Mount Tantalus14782603Jervis-Howe Area
14.Silvertip Mountain18562596Skagit Range
15.Mamquam Mountain11092588Garibaldi Area
16.Ashlu Mountain11792561Squamish River Valley
17.Birkenhead Peak17812506Pemberton-Bralorne Area
18.Mount Pitt10572487Garibaldi Area
19.Mount Outram11012461Hozameen Range
20.Traverse Peak10002460Lillooet Range
21.Mount McLean12542427Pemberton-Bralorne Area
22.Welch Peak14202420Skagit Range
23.Rainbow Mountain10032314Squamish River Valley
24.Chimai Mountain10932306Jervis-Howe Area
25.The Nipple12372299Lillooet Range
26.Stoyoma Mountain11472267Far Northern Cascade Range
27.Mount Judge Howay16272262North Vancouver Ranges
28.Ember Mountain10162256Garibaldi Area
29.Robertson Peak15022252North Vancouver Ranges
30.Mount Jimmy Jimmy10082208Jervis-Howe Area
31.Golden Hinde21972197 
32.Elkhorn Mountain10242194 
33.Grainger Peak11922183North Vancouver Ranges
34.The Old Settler12322132Lillooet Range
35.Fire Mountain10712112Garibaldi Area
36.Mount Robie Reid12512095North Vancouver Ranges
37.Mount Albert Edward12012093 
38.Sky Pilot Mountain12362031North Vancouver Ranges
39.Alexandra Peak10601983 
40.Cloudburst Mountain10491871Squamish River Valley
41.Mount Arrowsmith14191819 
42.Brunswick Mountain12941788North Vancouver Ranges
43.Tetrahedron Peak11641739Jervis-Howe Area
44.Golden Ears10021716North Vancouver Ranges
45.Klitsa Mountain13891639 
46.Mount Joan11311556 
47.Mount McRae10141534North Vancouver Ranges
48.Mount Spencer10191454 
49.Mount Crickmer10391359North Vancouver Ranges
50.Spipiyus Peak12501260Jervis-Howe Area
51.Mount Towincut10491249 

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List Description

For the purposes of this list, Southwest British Columbia is defined as having these boundaries:

From the US border, the boundary goes north via the Similkameen River and Route 5A to Merritt, then NW along Route 8 to Spences Bridge. The line then follows Highway 1 to Lytton, then goes north along Highway 12 to Lillooet before curving north around the Shulaps Range via the Yalakom River. The line then heads generally south towards the headwaters of the Bridge River and then to the Elaho River before cutting across to Jervis Inlet, the western boundary of the area.

Also included are peaks on Vancouver Island south of Route 28.

This area was selected so that the resulting peak lists would have a good variety of peaks yet not be terribly daunting to complete. Extending the list further northwest into the Coast Range would heavily skew the list towards major expeditions to very remote areas. For the typical skilled and ambitious Vancouver area climber, this list should provide a good set of objectives.

Acknowledgments:

Thanks for Adam Walker and Steven Song for their input and help with this list.

 


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