Dresden Mountain British Columbia #4684
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
Height: 2656 m -> 8714 feet
Prominence?: 74 m
Line Parent?: Mount Coronel (0.7 km away, at bearing 9 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Coronel (0.7 km away)
Location: 51.05806,-124.17333 51:03:29, -124:10:24 10U 417772 5656936 NTS Mapsheet: 092.N.01 AreaCode: FM14/AB57
|Dresden Mountain is one of the numerous small prominence peaks on the high ridge between the Goddard Glacier, Norrington Creek and Durham Creek. One could probably traverse along Scharnhorst, Wednesday Mountain, Dresden and Coronel in a day. The mountain itself was first ascended from the Goddard Glacier, but can also be climbed from Norrington Creek.
Name Notes: Dresden Mountain was named after one of the heroic German cruisers in World War 1 which sunk the Good Hope, the British cruiser. See Peaks named after Battle of Coronel. The ship was named after the city of Dresden. Dresden is internationally known for the controversial firebombing of the city by Allied air forces during World War II.
This mountain is also special because climbers from Dresden and the BCMC mounted an expedition into this area to celebrate Dresden's 800th anniversary of the city's foundation in 1206.
1. South Ridge from Norrington Creek short section of 45 degree snow. Possibly crevassed in summer. Moderate snowslopes on the southeast side of the mountain lead up to the base of the summit block. A short 45 degree snow climb gains the south ridge, which is an easy walk to the summit. This route is shown prominently in the main photo of Dresden.
Trips within 1 km
56 2007.04.21 Trial by Blizzard: Goddard Glacier Ski Camp Klaus Haring
50 2006.07.07 A Traverse of the Mountains Southwest of Chilko Lake, July 7-22, 2006. Peter Gumplinger
93 2006.04.15 Across the Coast Mountains: From Taseko Lake to Bute Inlet Scott Nelson
|Subject Photos View Thumbnails|
6 Dresden Mountain from Gneisenau Mountain Peter Gumplinger
11 Goddard Panorama I - Cradock and Sharnhorst Peter Gumplinger
7 Goddard Panorama II - Otranto, Gneisenau, Nurnberg and Marston Peter Gumplinger