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Tsitsutl Peak  British Columbia   #4977
Ranges: North America Ranges / BC Interior Plateau / Chilcotin Plateau

Height: 2495 m -> 8186 feet
Prominence?: 1185 m above Tahtesco Pass
Line Parent?: Thunder Mountain (44.1 km away, at bearing 245 degrees)
Greater Parent: Thunder Mountain (44.0 km away)

Location:   52.72366,-125.77901     52:43:25, -125:46:44   10U 312331 5845153 (64 km NE of Hagensborg). NTS Mapsheet: 093.C.12   AreaCode: FM25/HH27
Tsitsutl Peak is the highest point in the Rainbow Range, which is in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. It's the westernmost of the three massive shield volcanoes that form the Anahim Volcanic Belt, which includes the Rainbow Range, the Ilgachuz, and the Itchas ramnges. These features were formed between 8m ybp and 1m ypb as the crust moved over a mantle hot spot, similar to what is happening in Hawaii today. The volcanoes are younger in the E and older towards the coast.

Name Notes: Tsitsutl means "painted mountain" in the local language.

Trip Reports within 1 km
90 2004.08.17 Overland Traverse of Rainbow Range Robin Tivy


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Placename Photos
5 Rainbow Range, from Mount Mackenzie. Richard Webb