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Mount Arrowsmith  British Columbia   #1331
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Insular Mountains / Vancouver Island Ranges

Height: 1819 m -> 5968 feet
Prominence?: 1429 m above Arrowsmith Pass
Line Parent?: The Red Pillar (66.6 km away, at bearing 301 degrees)
Greater Parent: Golden Hinde (96.0 km away)

Location:   49.22389,-124.59444     49:13:26, -124:35:40   10U 383905 5453568 (15 km E of Port Alberni). NTS Mapsheet: 092.F.02   AreaCode: EM94/CF29
Mount Arrowsmith in Winter
Mount Arrowsmith is the highest point on the southern half of Vancouver Island. The Canadian Pacific Railway built a lodge and trail at Cameron Lake, hoping it would become a destination like the Rockies. First ascent probably by indiginous people aeons ago. First recorded ascent by either John Mahoun in 1887 or James Fletcher and Edward Whymper in 1901. The Mundays first saw Mt. Waddington looking north from Mt. Arrowsmith.

Name Notes: The peak was named after map makers Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) and his nephew John Arrowsmith, who were cartographers. Aaron became famous for making a large chart of the world using Mercator projection, which showed all the explorations. And then in 1796, a famous map of North America. The name is sometimes seen mispelled Aerosmith, like the rock band, in tourist periodicals on the ferries.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
51 2009.12.26 Newman Foraker Route - Mount Arrowsmith Henrik Hinkkala
29 2009.03.14 Saddle Ramp Route - Mount Arrowsmith Henrik Hinkkala
41 2008.02.15 West Ridge - Mount Arrowsmith Henrik Hinkkala
53 2007.12.01 Lost Gully - Mount Arrowsmith Henrik Hinkkala
18 2007.06.01 Mount Arrowsmith - Judges route approach Route Dan Ronsky
29 2004.08.07 North Face Route - Mount Arrowsmith Henrik Hinkkala
24 2000.12.10 Mt. Arrowsmith -- The Standard Traverse. Steven Harng

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 Mount Arrowsmith - Southwest Side David Campbell
10 Mount Arrowsmith in Winter Sandy Briggs
9 Mount Arrowsmith telephoto from Trematon Mountain Lucas Earl
7 Mount Arrowsmith from Mount Cokely Lucas Earl
6 Mount Arrowsmith, Beaufort Range and Mount Becher from Mount Washington Sasha Kubicek
5 Nearing Summit of Mount Arrowsmith Alex Joseph
3 "Crystal Chandelier" near Mount Cokely Henrik Hinkkala

Placename Photos
10 Mount McQuillan North Aspect from Mount Arrowsmith west ridge Sasha Kubicek
8 Panorama from the top of Trematon Mountain Lucas Earl
7 McQuillan Area Panorama including Douglas Peak from Mount Arrowsmith West ridge Sasha Kubicek
7 Mount Arrowsmith - Judge's Route in Winter David Campbell
3 Mount Arrowsmith - Winter Condition II Steven Harng
3 Mount Arrowsmith - Winter Condition I Steven Harng
3 Mount Arrowsmith: Normal Route Steven Harng
2 Karen's Opinion Warren Baker
2 Mount Arrowsmith From Road Steven Harng