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Mount Outram  British Columbia   #1289
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades

Height: 2461 m -> 8074 feet
Prominence?: 1121 m above Allison Pass
Line Parent?: Castle Peak (40.4 km away, at bearing 148 degrees)
Greater Parent: North Gardner Mountain (99.0 km away)

Location:   49.28972,-121.15833     49:17:23, -121:09:30   10U 633918 5461295 (23 km SE of Hope). NTS Mapsheet: 092.H.06   AreaCode: EM91/CB85
First Ascent: 1924 F. Perry; H. Selwood; L. Ford; T. Thacker
Mount Outram - North Aspect (Winter) From Tulameen
This is a high summit which dominates the Manning Park area of the Cascades. Composed of generally mediocre rock, Outram looms above the west gates of Manning. A popular hiking trail (with quite a lot of elevation gain) climbs the easy south flanks, the true summit is gained from alpine meadows (beautiful flowers in season) via a short scramble. Outram has a steep north face composed of equal portions of loose rock and dirt. Outram is the highest Cascade summit north of Highway 3. The group of mountains and ridges in this area is collectively named Manson Ridge, after Donald Manson, a famous/infamous HBC Packer of the early 19th Century. There are two summits with cairns, separated by a Class 2 ridge. GPS measurements indicate the northern summit (the one requiring the easy scramble) is 1-2 meters higher than the southern.

Name Notes: This peak was named in 1936 on a Geological Survey sheet, and was previously identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, and labelled on 1931 map "Sumallo and Upper Tulameen Valleys," by R.D. McCaw, BCLS. The old name was "Beaver Mountain". Was it named after James Outram, who made the first ascent of Mount Columbia? Quite possibly, since James Outram died in 1925 in Victoria, and was a prominent figure in the Alpine Club.

1. South slopes hiking (trail and scree), short scrambling section to north summit. The [Roadx1117-Mount Outram Trail] leads to scree below the summit. Slog up the scree (following paint splotches on rocks or choose own path) to the cairned south summit. A short scramble is required to access the marginally higher north summit. Equipment: no equipment required
2. Northeast ridge (1954) S. Heiberg and partner. mostly class 2-3; one 5th class chimney. This long ridge rises from Ghost Pass to the north summit. It is largely hiking and easy scrambling (class 2-3) on variable quality rock, but the crux is a 5th class chimney with a couple of chockstones used to bypass a steep step. Looks like a great day out probably requring a carry-over of bivy gear and a descent by the normal hiking trail. Equipment: rope and minimal rack
3. NW ridge (?) unknown. scree; class 3 rock. The northwest ridge offers a not particularly attractive variation on the standard hike up the southern scree slopes. It is just more of the same with the possibility of a few short 3rd class rock bands. This line lacks first ascent information but has undoubtedly been climbed by parties traversing from Manson Ridge. Equipment: boots

Trips within 1 km
26 2013.12.28 Winter Ascent Mount Outram with Christmas Cheer Brett Logan
47 2006.03.11 Mount Outram Ski Ascent Robin Tivy
69 2005.07.16 The Cat's "Meow": Manson Ridge Traverse over Mt Outram Justin Brown
45 2005.03.12 Ghost Passenger Drew Brayshaw
23 2000.03.11 Sucker window on Mt. Outram Evi Bauer
12 2000.01.29 Mount Outram Paul Kubik
25 1998.08.24 Mount Outram - Steep but rewarding Matt Robertson

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
19 Mount Outram - North Aspect (Winter) From Tulameen Justin Brown
16 Mount Outram - East Side (Winter) Justin Brown
15 Where Day Meets Night - Mount Outram From Snass Justin Brown
14 Dewdney, Outram and Manson at Sunset Justin Brown
13 Mount Outram - West Aspect Justin Brown
13 Outram North Summit Snow Mushrooms Robin Tivy
11 Moonrise over Outram - Northwest Ridge Justin Brown
11 Climbing on the Northwest Ridge of Outram Justin Brown
8 Summit of Outram Drew Brayshaw
8 Outram - Sunrise on East Face from Base Drew Brayshaw
8 Outram - East Face Headwall from Base Drew Brayshaw
7 Mount Outram East Face - From Dewdney W Ridge Robin Tivy
7 Mount Outram - Southeast Aspect Justin Brown
7 Ice Feathers on Summit Rocks, Mount Outram Drew Brayshaw
7 Mount Outram - Southwest Aspect from Mount Grant Justin Brown
6 Outram - Northeast Face of Northeast Peak Drew Brayshaw
6 Outram North Face from Sowaqua FSR Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
9 Northern View (Silverdaisy) from Claimstake Mountain Simon Chesterton
8 Northeastern View Towards Mount Tearse From Brown (Merge) Peak Simon Chesterton
8 Mount Outram and Hatfield from Dewdney W Ridge Robin Tivy
6 Peaks Around the Headwaters of Foley Creek Jordan Peters
5 View Southeast from Ibex: Tulameen, Outram, Hatfield, Bombtram Drew Brayshaw
4 Manson Ridge - Outram Group From South Drew Brayshaw