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Chimai Mountain (Peak 7551)  British Columbia   #3908
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2306 m -> 7566 feet
Prominence?: 1101 m above Ashlu Pass
Line Parent?: Ponor Peak (14.0 km away, at bearing 355 degrees)
Greater Parent: Ashlu Mountain (12.0 km away)

Location:   49.97139,-123.57944     49:58:17, -123:34:46   10U 458448 5535611 (4 km NE of Falk Lake). (38 km NW of Brackendale). (10 km NW of Mount Jimmy Jimmy). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.13   AreaCode: EM93/JF77
First Ascent: 1969 John Clarke; M. Ruelle
Chimai Mountain East Ridge
Located at the southern edge of the icefield north of Falk Creek. 2 km N of Falk Creek, and 5 km west of Ashlu Creek. This peak has a long gentle glacier on its north face, which is the normal route to climb the peak. Its southern face is at first gentle, but then drops abruptly over a cliff into Falk Creek. This peak is the highest point on the icefield, and of the alpine area extending westward toward the Vancouver River.

Name Notes: Not sure what the provenance of the name is; however, there appears to be a Chi-Mai mountain in China. Also, Chi Mai is a soundtrack from a 1981 movie, "Le Professionel".

1. Falk Creek (southeast) Approach NTD. Walk up A-1100 to its end and head northwards just east of a prominent creek gully to gain the ridge at around 1600m elevation. Go west from there following the ridge, contour under the south side of Chimai E2 and regain the ridge and follow up to the summit. Equipment: Hiking gear, snowshoes or skis AvgTime: 1 day

Trips within 1 km
69 2008.10.25 Chimai Mountain Traverse Robin Tivy
65 2002.09.22 Chimai Mountain - North End Access in Late Summer Don Funk
26 1998-04-20 Chimai - Routes from North Route Paul Kubik


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
15 Porterhouse Gap, Ashlu-Elaho Divide Exit Paul Kubik
9 Chimai Mountain East Ridge Paul Kubik
7 Approaching Chimai Mountain David Campbell

Placename Photos
8 Labeled Panorama Southwest from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl