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Mount Tantalus  British Columbia   #39
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2603 m -> 8540 feet
Prominence?: 1478 m above Tzoonie Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Perkins (71.9 km away, at bearing 333 degrees)
Greater Parent: Monmouth Mountain (134.5 km away)

Location:   49.81805,-123.32944     49:49:05, -123:19:46   10U 476301 5518454 (24 km SE of Falk Lake). (14 km NW of Brackendale). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.14   AreaCode: EM93/ID12
First Ascent: 1911 B. Darling; J. Davies; A. Morkill
Tantalus from Pelion
The first ascent was not made via Lake Lovely Water but directly from the Squamish River up the Rumbling Glacier. Glacial retreat has made this approach route possibly unclimbable or at least very difficult in its lower reaches today (not to mention the bushwack)

Name Notes: The name "Tantalus" comes from Greek Legend. For various crimes King Tantalus was banished to the underworld (Hades) where he spent his days up to his neck in water with delicious fruits hanging over his head which were wafted away whenever he tried to grasp them - hence the word "tantalize". The Tantalus Range peaks were considered especially attractive and tantalizing to the early Vancouver mountaineers.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
53 2015.05.02 Tantalus Traverse in a day Ryan Allderman
39 2006.08.12 Tantalus High Traverse: Sigurd Creek to Lake Lovely Water Doug Brown (Vancouver)
48 2004.07.15 Tantalus Range: Alpha, Dione, Serratus, Pelops, Niobe Steph Durocher
49 2004.07.01 Tantalus North Ridge from Sea Level Todd Ponzini
72 1997.06.06 Tantalus Range Ski Traverse Paul Kubik
61 1989.09.03 Rumbling Glacier High Route to Mount Tantalus SE Face Paul Kubik

2004.03.17 Tzoonie-Falk saddle Drew Brayshaw

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 Tantalus from Pelion Chris Gooliaff
15 Tantalus and Dione from the East Stephen Skog
9 Tantalus East Paul Kubik
9 The Black Tusk and Tantalus Range from Piccolo Summit Mitch Sulkers
9 Tantalus from Ossa Summit Nicholas Gobin
8 Tantalus and Dione from the Air Scott Pick
8 Mount Tantalus West Face Paul Kubik
6 Randy Stoltmann and Shirley Rempel on Tantalus Steve Grant
6 Tantalus and Pelion Summits Brett Logan
5 Mount Tantalus and Dione from the Garibaldi Lake Trail Lucas Earl
5 Tantalus From Icecap Ryan Allderman
5 Zenith and Tantalus from the High Falls Creek trail Martin Ortmayr
5 Tantalus from East Serguei Okountsev
5 Tantalus - North Side Jeremy Frimer
4 Tantalus and Dionne Jason Addy
4 Sunset over the Tantalus Mountain Range Scott Fiddes

Placename Photos
15 Full Panorama from Top of Mount Sedgwick Keith Freeman
14 Ponor Peak and Mount Crerar Don Funk
10 Northern Tantalus Range 90 Degree Panorama Paul Kubik
9 View North from the Summit of Red Tusk Andrew Rennie
8 Whirlwind Peak from below the Refuse Pinnacle Lucas Earl
4 Tantalus Range from Mount Varley Natasha Gellatly
4 Tantalus North Ridge Todd Ponzini
4 Panorama of the Tantalus Range from the Squamish Highway Michael Coyle
3 Tantalus: View from the Northwest Reynold Schmidt