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Mount Matier  British Columbia   #46
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Ranges / Joffre Group

Height: 2783 m -> 9131 feet
Prominence?: 1241 m above Snowspider Pass
Line Parent?: Skihist Mountain (41.4 km away, at bearing 112 degrees)
Greater Parent: Skihist Mountain (41.4 km away)

Location:   50.32633,-122.44350     50:19:35, -122:26:37   10U 539612 5575063 (12 km SW of Duffey Lake). (25 km E of Pemberton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.08   AreaCode: FM02/DE24
First Ascent: Sunday August 18, 1957 Dick Chambers, Joe Hutton, Roy Mason, Paddy Sherman, Cyril Scott
Mount Matier from part way up Joffre Peak
Located northeast of Lillooet Lake and southwest of Duffy Lake. Pronounced "mat-ier". A fine peak offering a number of fine snow and rock routes encompassing a variety of moderate to easy grades. Summit views are wide ranging, as this is the highest peak in the Joffre Group. Likewise, Matier is a landmark peak which can be seen from many other summits in the range, and picked out from a considerable distance.

The north side is the most commonly seen, and is glaciated, with a sharply defined summit crest. The southwest side has greater relief and is slabby granite. The southeast side has a steep, narrow glacier sandwiched between rock ribs.

Name Notes: This peak was originally called "Anniversary Peak" by the first ascent party, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the BCMC (British Columbia Mountaineering Club). However, that name was rejected because it referred to a specific organization. The final name was "Mount Matier". There have always been rumors that this is the name of a French General. However, I can find no record of such a general. Ken Wardell says that people in the area say it was named after his great uncle Thomas Matier, who was a well known prospector in that area.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
55 2007.08.27 Mount Matier via Northwest Face - A Nice Steep Snow Climb Bram van Straaten
33 2006.03.11 Ski Descent of Central Couloir on Joffre Peak Kyle Christenson
36 2006.02.17 A Winter Jaunt: Mount Matier from Cerise Creek Cabin Tyson March
64 2002.03.29 Spring Ascent of Mt. Matier from Joffre Lake Gareth Evans
16 2000.06.10 June Powder Skiing - BCMC Trip to Matier Tom Kuczmierowski
27 2000.05.13 Matier - A Spring Day Trip Todd Ponzini
19 2000.04.02 Matier - An outstanding route on a spectacular mountain Pierre Signore
31 2000.02.19 Matier, Joffre and Hartzell - In search of big slopes Pierre Signore
33 1998.05.01 Joffre - NE couloir (central) - May 1998 Drew Brayshaw
42 1996.10.14 Gearwalking Joffre Peak: An Ascent of the East Face Mitch Sulkers
8 null Matier - Northwest Face Route Pierre Signore

2004.03.17 Not Cayoosh Range Highpoint Drew Brayshaw

Paper Maps
1:50000Stein to Joffre Trail Map Trail Ventures BC
1:50000Duffey Lake John Baldwin Books and Maps

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 Matier Northeast Ridge at Sunrise Brian Wawro
15 Joffre Group Panorama Paul Kubik
12 Mount Matier Summit Ridge Brian Wawro
11 Mount Matier from Joffre Peak, with Dog Chris Kiely
10 Mount Matier from part way up Joffre Peak Dan Carey
9 Joffre Group from the North (Cayoosh Mountain) Mitch Sulkers
8 Solving Mount Matier's Photographic Conundrum Andrew Wong
7 Matier and Joffre from Mount Rohr Gili Rosenberg
7 Mount Matier from Summit of Joffre Peak Chris Kelly
7 Northwest Face Of Matier Scott Pomeroy
6 Mount Matier - West Face Fred Touche
6 Mount Matier - North Face Serguei Okountsev
5 Joffre Group from Mount Rohr Gili Rosenberg
5 Mount Matier from Northwest Serguei Okountsev
5 Twin One Glacier below Matier Lara Thompson
5 Northwest Face of Matier Lisa Pom
5 Rohr Lake and the Joffre Group (Captioned) from the North Mitch Sulkers
5 Upper Anniversary Glacier and Mount Matier Don Funk
4 Matier at sunrise from Vantage Peak Serguei Okountsev
4 Mt Matier from Slalok Mountain (low snow) Alexander Westbye
3 Twin One Glacier - Joffre, Matier, and Hartzell Fred Touche

Placename Photos
17 Approaching summit of Vantage Peak Greg Jones
17 Mount Howard - Northeast Face Greg Jones
11 The Western Cayoosh and Joffre from Matier Summit Mitch Sulkers
11 Howard, Twin One Glacier, and Matier from Vantage Col Doug Brown
10 Matier & Joffre in Morning - from Road Robert Ballantyne
10 The Joffre Group and Twin One Lake Matt Gunn
10 Twin Two Peak from the West Ridge of Asherah Simon Chesterton
9 Climbing Mount Matier's Northwest Face Paul Baker
7 Duffey Lake Contrasts: Ice and Meadows Jordan Peters
6 Howard, Matier, Vantage Col from Twin One Lake Doug Brown
5 Vantage Col Dan Carey
5 Joffre Group from the Northwest Don Funk
5 South Side of Joffre Group Jordan Peters
5 Mount Matier from Joffre-Matier Col Zoran Vasic
5 Anniversary Glacier - Crevasses on the Playing Field Pierre Signore
5 Slalok Mountain and Matier Icefall Dan Carey
4 Views of the Matier Icefall from Upper Joffre Lake Gareth Evans
4 Place Glacier Area Drew Brayshaw
4 Slalok Mountain jamie May
4 Joffre's South Side from Matier's Standard Route Andrew Rennie
3 Matier and Joffre from Vantage Peak Dan Carey
2 Mount Matier from Middle Joffre Lake Gareth Evans