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Sky Pilot Group
Parent Area: Pacific Ranges

Area: 51 sq km. Location: Southeast of Squamish at the head of Shannon and Britannia creeks. Terrain: This area a few kilometers southeast of Squamish offers everything from stiff scrambles to technical multi pitch alpine climbing. Some of the rock is good, but some is poor and loose. Map 92 G/11 offers a very poor depiction of the area. It is best to seek out the BCGS 1:20000 TRIM Map (92G.065) for this area, which is available for photocopying at the UBC Map Library History: Prospectors were the first to explore the Sky Pilot Group. The nearby Britannia copper mine, and Mount Sheer townsite, in operation from the turn of the last century to the 1970's, provided an incentive for the prospectors, and a base for climbing exploration. Basil Darling climbed Sky Pilot in 1910; Don Munday summited Habrich and Ledge; some of the earliest technical climbs in the Coast Mountains were made on the humble north face of Mt. Sheer in 1963 (a whole year before the famous National Pillar of Winstone). In 1975, Karl Boerner and Robert Paul completed the first traverse of the main Sky Pilot group, from east (Nai) to west (Co Pilot).

Top Trips
Bagpipe Peak from Indian River - Ski Ascent Robin Tivy
Climbing Mount Sheer from Mountain Lake Cabin Robin Tivy
The Pilot Without a Watch: Attempt at Sky Pilot from Britannia Keith Freeman
Sky Pilot (Squamish to Britannia on foot) Dave van Zeyl
Appian Mountain from Furry Creek Roads Simon Chesterton
Chanter Peak via Furry Creek Road Robin Tivy
Skiing near Loch Lomond Lake Mike Peel
Chanter E1 via Furry Creek Robin Tivy
Ski Trip to Mountain Lake Peaks Robin Tivy
The Illusory Habrich Ridge Loop, Failure again Klaus Haring
More Trips

Top Photos
Sky Pilot from Near Mountain Lake Cabin Robin Tivy
Ben Lomond, The Lions and Red Mountain. Simon Chesterton
(De)Summiting Ben Lomond Simon Chesterton
Mount Sheer in Winter from Col to South Robin Tivy
Sky Pilot Group From Paul Ridge Steve Sproule
Sky Pilot North Side - With Peak Labels Pierre Signore
Ben Lomond in February Mike Peel
Sky Pilot from the Southeast Keith Freeman
Ben Lomond from the Northwest Approach Ridge Brad Braun
The Copilot from Stadium Glacier Simon Chesterton
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