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Talchako Mountain  British Columbia   #1973
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 3037 m -> 9964 feet
Prominence?: 1676 m above Talchako-Ape Pass
Line Parent?: Cerberus Mountain (20.7 km away, at bearing 215 degrees)
Greater Parent: Monarch Mountain (23.4 km away)

Location:   52.09167,-126.01583     52:05:30, -126:00:57   9U 704424 5775436 (49 km SE of Hagensborg). NTS Mapsheet: 093.D.01   AreaCode: FM26/AA91
First Ascent: 1961 G. Whitemore; J. Wilson; R. Houston first recorded ascent; stone structure on summit indicated probably earlier ascent by Nuxalk or Ulkatcho natives.
Talchako North Face from North
This peak is #61 in Prominence List for British Columbia .The Whitmore party recorded a stone structure "not large enough to lie down in" on the summit and conjectured fancifully that it had been constructed as a pulpit to aid in sacrifices of virgin maidens hurled down the north face to propitate the weather gods. It was more likely constructed during a vision quest as there is no record of alpine sacrifice in the anthropological literature.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
61 2004.07.24 Talchako Northeast Ridge: Up in Smoke Drew Brayshaw

Comments
2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
19 Talchako North Face from North Drew Brayshaw
13 Talchako - Southeast Flank Drew Brayshaw
10 Talchako Mountain from the Northeast Fred Touche
9 Talchako East Face (from Air) John Scurlock
9 Talchako Mountain - Summit Pyramid from West Don Funk
7 Talchako Mountain from the Southwest Fred Touche
6 Talchako From West Brian Buick
5 Talchako From The East (and from the air) Brian Buick

Placename Photos
12 Hyperion Peak and Icarus Mountain Fred Touche
8 James "Notgotmoney" and Spires Ray Borbon
7 Nice Exposure Ray Borbon
5 Looking down North Face Ray Borbon
4 Receding Glacier Ray Borbon
4 Talchako Mountain from Below Ray Borbon
4 Scrambling on Talchako Mountain Ray Borbon
3 Summit Register Entries on Talchako Mountain Ray Borbon
3 Biftek Bivy Ray Borbon
2 Northeast Ridge of Talchako Ray Borbon
2 Smoke on the Water, Fire in the Sky - Lonesome Fire Drew Brayshaw