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Prominent Peaks of Southwest British Columbia

Peaks with over 1000m of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 5)Ascents
1.Skihist Mountain24482968Lillooet Range9
2.Whitecap Mountain15332918Pemberton-Bralorne Area16
3.Wedge Mountain22492892Garibaldi Area53
4.Mount Brew10352891Lillooet Range12
5.Shulaps Peak13452880Chilcotin Ranges9
6.Mount Seton15802855Lillooet Range24
7.Mount Ethelweard11822819Pemberton-Bralorne Area1
8.Mount Sampson12512811Pemberton-Bralorne Area12
9.Mount Matier12412783Lillooet Range49
10.Overseer Mountain16792749Squamish River Valley14
11.Tremor Mountain12612691Garibaldi Area6
12.Castle Towers Mountain10902676Garibaldi Area21
13.Mount Tantalus14782603Jervis-Howe Area9
14.Silvertip Mountain18562596Skagit Range22
15.Mamquam Mountain11282588Garibaldi Area14
16.Ashlu Mountain11792561Squamish River Valley12
17.Birkenhead Peak17812506Pemberton-Bralorne Area25
18.Mount Pitt10572487Garibaldi Area1
19.Mount Outram11012461Hozameen Range46
20.Traverse Peak10002460Lillooet Range6
21.Mount McLean12542427Pemberton-Bralorne Area6
22.Welch Peak14202420Skagit Range17
23.Rainbow Mountain10032314Squamish River Valley29
24.Chimai Mountain10932306Jervis-Howe Area6
25.The Nipple12372299Lillooet Range13
26.Stoyoma Mountain11472267Far Northern Cascade Range18
27.Mount Judge Howay16272262North Vancouver Ranges6
28.Ember Mountain10162256Garibaldi Area1
29.Robertson Peak15022252North Vancouver Ranges6
30.Mount Jimmy Jimmy10282208Jervis-Howe Area23
31.Golden Hinde21972197Vancouver Island15
32.Elkhorn Mountain10242194Vancouver Island11
33.Grainger Peak11922183North Vancouver Ranges9
34.The Old Settler12322132Lillooet Range5
35.Fire Mountain10712112Garibaldi Area7
36.Mount Robie Reid12512095North Vancouver Ranges20
37.Mount Albert Edward12012093Vancouver Island23
38.Sky Pilot Mountain12362031North Vancouver Ranges55
39.Alexandra Peak10601983Vancouver Island1
40.Cloudburst Mountain10491871Squamish River Valley37
41.Mount Arrowsmith14191819Vancouver Island53
42.Brunswick Mountain12941788North Vancouver Ranges89
43.Tetrahedron Peak11641739Jervis-Howe Area7
44.Golden Ears10021716North Vancouver Ranges76
45.Klitsa Mountain13891639Vancouver Island10
46.Mount Joan11311556Vancouver Island9
47.Mount McRae10141534North Vancouver Ranges17
48.Mount Spencer10191454Vancouver Island5
49.Mount Crickmer10391359North Vancouver Ranges34
50.Spipiyus Peak12501260Jervis-Howe Area10
51.Mount Towincut10491249Vancouver Island5

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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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