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Birkenhead Peak (Mount Birkenhead)  British Columbia   #1016
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2506 m -> 8222 feet
Prominence?: 1781 m above Blackwater-Birkenhead Pass
Line Parent?: Cadwallader Peak (23.4 km away, at bearing 337 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Queen Bess (160.5 km away)

Location:   50.51111,-122.62083     50:30:40, -122:37:15   10U 526884 5595530 (21 km E of Tenquille Lake). (25 km NE of Pemberton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.10   AreaCode: FM02/FG12
First Ascent: 1929 J.T. Underhill topographic survey (first recorded ascent)
Birkenhead Massif from East
This peak is #44 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Birkenhead Peak is the great massif lying southeast of Birkenhead Lake, immediately above Pemberton Pass. It stands all by itself, and is surrounded by the deep valleys of Birkenhead Lake, Gates Creek (Anderson Lake drainage) and Blackwater Creek. A microwave tower access road rises high (almost to 2000m)on the northeast side of the Microwave Ridge sub-peak, and provides the usual access route. The only other named summit in the Birkenhead massif is Mount McDonald, to the northwest.

Name Notes: Named after Her Majesty's Troopship "Birkenhead" which struck a rock off the coast of the coast of Africa on 26th of February, 1862, and one of the earliest examples of the British policy of "women and children first". As there was insufficient room in the lifeboats for everyone on board, the officers and crew bravely stayed on the ship, and many went down with it.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
51 2005.02.19 Birkenhead Peak - A Visit in February Robin Tivy
24 1995.05.05 Birkenhead Peak 10 Years Ago Klaus Haring

2014.02.01 Story of Birkenhead Robin Tivy
2011.03.31 Naming of Mount Birkenhead Mike Cleven

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
22 Camping below the Face of Birkenhead Mountain Laurent Mingo
15 Final Col on Birkenhead Peak Robin Tivy
11 Birkenhead Massif from North Drew Brayshaw
6 On the Steep Lower Slopes of Birkenhead Glacier Valley Laurent Mingo
6 Birkenhead Glacier Access Laurent Mingo
4 Birkenhead Peak and Lake from Sun God Drew Brayshaw
4 Birkenhead Massif from East Drew Brayshaw
3 Birkenhead Peak - Leaving the Birkenstock Couloir Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
10 Ronayne E2 from Ronayne Simon Chesterton
9 Birkenhead NW1 from Mount McDonald Simon Chesterton
8 Skiing Towards Birkenhead NE2 from Microwave Ridge Jordan Peters
7 Mount McDonald (Birkenhead Lake) Simon Chesterton
7 Slide Alder below Birkenhead Peak Robin Tivy
5 Ronayne Pano jamie May