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Akasik MountainDesignated  British Columbia   #1092
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Ranges / Cantilever Range

Height: 2450 m -> 8038 feet
Prominence?: 285 m  
Line Parent?: Petlushkwohap Mountain (6.2 km away, at bearing 277 degrees)
Greater Parent: Petlushkwohap Mountain (6.2 km away)

Location:   50.21530,-121.78080     50:12:55, -121:46:51   10U 586984 5563281 (15 km W of Lytton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.I.04   AreaCode: FM01/CH18
Akasik Mountain North Aspect
Located on the divide between Earl and Stryen creeks. The summit is a scramble. The official peak is listed as a subpeak because of the higher summit en route to the ridge connecting Nikaia to Petlushkwohap; there is a 2344m summit just S of the saddle which "belongs" to the ridge running ESE from Petlushkwohap (prominence-wise), as do the other summits on that ridge, including the 2436m one at the intersection of the Akasik "spine" with it.

Name Notes: This peak is related in Indian lore to Skihist Mtn; Skihist means "jump" or "leap", so-named because in mythological times a giant jumped (back and forth ?) from the top of Skihist Mountain to Akasik Mountain. (James Teit, Spences Bridge, 1917) Written M9?kip in modern traditional texts.

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11 Akasik Mountain North Aspect Justin Brown