Ambition Mountain British Columbia #4126
Ranges: East Scud Range
Height: 2953 m -> 9688 feet
Prominence?: 1503 m above Vanishing Lake Pass
Line Parent?: Scud Peak (25.6 km away, at bearing 132 degrees)
Greater Parent: Scud Peak (26.0 km away)
Location: 57.39488,-131.48508 57:23:42, -131:29:06 9V 350659 6364072 (60 km S of Telegraph Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 104.G.06 AreaCode: FN71/DE98
First Ascent: Thursday August 03, 1967 Vern Ainardi, Steve Hodge, Steve Sickles and Jim Wilson.
| This peak is #99 in Prominence List for British Columbia .A heavily glaciated peak lying east of the Stikine River. It is located in the "Y" between the Stikine and Mess Creek.
It is about 10 km south of the head of Yehiniko Creek. To the south, the icefield is drained by the Scud River, which flows into the Stikine. The peaks in this area are visible from the Edziza plateau, which is about 50km northeast of these glaciated peaks, across the deep valley of Mess Creek. |
First Ascent Info:
There is a reference in 1995 CAJ that says Ambition had been previously climbed. Finally after years of mystery Doug Kasian has provided proof of the original ascent, by two mystery climbers.
Name Notes: Mount Ambition adopted in 1935 on Canadian Geological Survey sheet 310A, Stikine River Area. Form of name changed to Ambition Mountain on the 6th May 1954, the long-standing local name, used by riverboat navigators, and prospectors. Origin/significance not recorded. Also Endeavor Mountain. Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Trip Reports within 1 km
38 1967.08.03 First ascent of Ambition Mountain Doug Kasian
2015.02.01 First ascent of Mount Ambition Mike Bennett
2004.03.06 Prominence note Mike Cleven
|Subject Photos View Thumbnails|
15 Ambition Northeast Face from Air John Scurlock
10 Ambition, East Face John Scurlock
4 Mount Edziza - Western Glacier Christoph Dietzfelbinger