Microwave Ridge, British Columbia

Prominence: 174 m, 571 ft

Elevation: 2314+ meters, 7592+ feet

True Isolation: 1.37 km, 0.85 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 2314 - 2334 m
    (20-meter closed contour)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)50° 31' 10'' N, 122° 35' 57'' W
50.519533, -122.599153 (Dec Deg)
528417 E 5596474 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
County/Second Level RegionSquamish-Lillooet

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"Google Maps" shows this peak as Kafir Peak but the widely accepted peak name is Microwave Ridge. This is because of the multiple communications towers ("microwave towers") located on a lower adjacent ridge to the northeast.

This peak is traversed during the standard (NE) approach for nearby Birkenhead Peak, which is a Canadian Ultra-Prominence mountain.
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The east side of Microwave Ridge near Birkenhead Peak, Canada (2013-09-08). Photo by Craig Willis.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 174 m/571 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 214 m/701 ft
  Line Parent: Birkenhead Peak
  Key Col: 2140 m/7021 ft
Isolation1.37 km/0.85 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Birkenhead Peak  (WSW)
Isolation Limit Point: 50° 30' 45'' N, 122° 36' 54'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Coast Mountains
Range4: Southern Pacific Ranges
Range5: Pemberton-Bralorne Area
Range6: Tenquille Lake Area
Drainage BasinsFraser
Strait of Georgia
Pacific Ocean
Topo MapBirkenhead Lake 92 J/10 1:50,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Craig Willis.
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