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Kings Peak  British Columbia   #1354
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Insular Mountains / Vancouver Island Ranges / Elk River Mountains

Height: 2061 m -> 6762 feet
Prominence?: 328 m  
Line Parent?: Elkhorn Mountain (2.5 km away, at bearing 166 degrees)
Greater Parent: Elkhorn Mountain (2.0 km away)

Location:   49.81139,-125.83639     49:48:41, -125:50:11   10U 295944 5521520 (15 km E of Gold River). NTS Mapsheet: 092.F.13   AreaCode: EM95/II13
First Ascent: 1912 W.R.Kent, W.W.Urquhart
Kings Peak from Trio Mountain
Strathcona Park Kings Peak rises dramatically up from Highway 28 as it follows the Elk River on its way to Gold River. There is a good trail most of the way to the north-facing basin below the north glacier. It was constructed and is maintained by the Heathens Mountaineering Club.

The background peak to the left is Elkhorn. The rounded hump to the right is unofficially known as Queen Ridge. (There is a separate and officially named Queen Pk east of Victoria Pk, outside Strathcona Park.).

Early in the season, the prominent snow gully gives good access to the bottom of the glacier. This is a route for properly equipped parties who have ice-axes and crampons and the ability to use them, including doing a self-arrest. As the season advances, moats open beside the snow and gaps interrupt its continuity, making this route less and less of a viable option. In such circumstances, there is access to the mountain via a small trail that will get you to Queen Ridge,largely avoiding snow.

Name Notes: Micheal and James King were members of the 1910 Ellison expedition.

1. S Face (Kings Peak Route) Class 2. Explained as having little bush and great views to the S. Equipment: Alpine kit

Trips within 1 km
35 2015.08.02 Kings Peak via trail from Highway 28 Tom Tiedje
31 2012.09.19 Kings Peak - September Hike/Scramble Dean Richards


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
7 Kings Peak from Rte. 28 Rest Stop Lucas Earl
7 Kings Peak from Trio Mountain Sasha Kubicek
5 Kings Peak from Crest Lake Lucas Earl

Placename Photos
15 Puzzle Mountain from the East Dean Richards
15 Trio Mountain from the East Dean Richards
11 Cobb Mountain from the West Dean Richards
10 Mount Filberg from the West Dean Richards
8 Mount Myra from a subpeak of Big Interior Mountain Lucas Earl
7 Mount Albert Edward Panorama ID Key Sandy Briggs
6 Rugged Mountain Massif from the Southeast (Telephoto) Dean Richards
4 Kings Peak and Elkhorn Mountain Steven Harng