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Mount Brew  British Columbia   #1099
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Ranges / Brew-Siwhe Group

Height: 2891 m -> 9485 feet
Prominence?: 1035 m above Van Horlick Pass
Line Parent?: Skihist Mountain (44.4 km away, at bearing 174 degrees)
Greater Parent: Skihist Mountain (44.4 km away)

Location:   50.58498,-121.97089     50:35:06, -121:58:15   10U 572853 5604181 (12 km S of Lillooet). NTS Mapsheet: 092.I.12   AreaCode: FM01/FJ87
Early Winter on Mount Brew near Lillooet
Mount Brew is the highest of the summits immediately south of the town of Lillooet. The main summit of Mt. Brew cannot be seen from Lillooet, but can be seen from parts of Fountain Valley and Fraser Canyon north of Lillooet. The entire massif consists of the main summit and several subsidiary summits in the 8500-9200 foot elevation range. In the 1970's, the name "Mt Brew" was not located on the actual summit, on federal topographic maps, but this has been corrected in current editions.

It has been climbed over steep spring snow from a trail on the north fork of Riley Creek, and has also been approached via the south fork. Enterprise Creek is yet another approach which has recently proved feasible. Several high summits with views further south along the divide are accessible directly from Molybdenite Creek road.

The rock on Brew is a hideously shattered shale which tends to form large beds of unpleasant scree.

Summary of Standard Ridge Names: (clockwise)
  1. East Ridge - short spur just north of Riley Creek
  2. South Ridge - From Towinock Peak and over Towincock N4
  3. West Ridge - from Phair Creek, over Enterprise Peak
  4. NW ridge - over Brew NW3 and Enterprise Peak (looks bad on map)
  5. NE Ridge - from col between Brew NE5 and NE2

Name Notes: Mt. Brew is named after Chartres Brew, first Inspector of Police of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. See the article on Chartres Brew.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
45 2012.07.07 Mount Brew via Enterprise Creek Chloe Tergiman
40 2006.08.25 The Long Way to Mount Brew - Lillooet Ranges Benoit Landry
43 2003.06.01 Mount Brew from Enterprise Creek Road (Lillooet) Drew Brayshaw

2011.03.31 Mt. Brew's namesake Chartres Brew Mike Cleven

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
21 Early Winter on Mount Brew near Lillooet Klaus Haring
15 Upper NE ridge of Mt. Brew Drew Brayshaw
11 En Route to Mount Brew: South Ridge Benoit Landry
10 Mount Brew (Lillooet) - North Face Route from Lake at Base Drew Brayshaw
9 Mount Brew South Ridge Benoit Landry
9 Mt. Brew - North Face Photo Topo Drew Brayshaw
8 View NE From Mt. Brew - Fountain Ridge and Points Beyond Drew Brayshaw
7 Mount Brew from Downton Creek Valley Klaus Haring
5 Mount Brew Main Summit Area NE Aspect Justin Brown

Placename Photos
10 Sunset Over Mt. Brew - Lower NE Ridge Justin Brown
9 Ample Mountain from Above Seton Lake Mike Cleven
4 Lillooet: View across from Hop Farm, Winter 1948 Mike Cleven
4 View of Seton Lake from Shalalth Mike Cleven
4 Side peaks of Mt. Brew Mike Cleven
4 Flank of Mt. Brew from Seton Beach c.1950 Mike Cleven
3 View of Mt. Brew and Seton Lake from Ohin (from the Gas Car) Mike Cleven
2 Brew Range above the Fraser: Sheep, Goats and Golf Mike Cleven
2 View of Seton Lake from Mission Mtn Rd, c. 1960 Mike Cleven