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Tenas Peak  British Columbia   #28702
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2242 m -> 7356 feet
Prominence?: 112 m  
Line Parent?: Flood Peak (1.4 km away, at bearing 107 degrees)
Greater Parent: Flood Peak (1.0 km away)

Location:   49.98811,-122.62189     49:59:17, -122:37:19   10U 527105 5537377 (14 km N of Snowcap Lake). (28 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.15   AreaCode: EM92/JG82
First Ascent: 1968 John Clarke
The Big Buttress East Of Tenas Peak
The west summit of Tenas Peak is located on the northeast side of the Nivalis Glacier. Access is via logging roads that run up from the Lillooet River. Gain a northeast-pointing ridge and follow it around the southwest side of Tenas Peak to the Nivalis Glacier. The southwest ridge offers an easy ascent route.

Name Notes: This is the peak officially labelled on the 1:50K maps as Tenas Peak. Note that there is also an unlabelled higher peak 1 km to the SE.

"Tenas" means "little" or "small" or "few" in the Chinook Jargon, and can be used as a diminutive auxiliary with other words. It also means "child" or "offspring", specifically "little boy". For "little girl" the combination "tenas klootchman" is more likely. With the verb "klap" (to find, to discover) in the combination "klap tenas" it forms the meaning "to give birth". In the case of Tenas Peak, the name may have been acquired in association with nearby Tenas Lake - Little Lillooet Lake.

Trip Reports within 1 km


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
7 The Big Buttress East Of Tenas Peak Jordan Peters

Placename Photos
9 Flood Peak (Tenas Highpoint) - East Face Fred Touche
7 Nivalis Mountain from just south of Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl