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Mount Perseus  British Columbia   #5405
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Quesnel Highland

Height: 2553 m -> 8376 feet
Prominence?: 1683 m above Clearwater-Quesnel Pass
Line Parent?: Exmoor Peak (47.6 km away, at bearing 22 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier (73.0 km away)

Location:   52.35417,-120.53278     52:21:15, -120:31:58   10U 668023 5803296 (60 km E of Horsefly). NTS Mapsheet: 093.A.07   AreaCode: FM20/DF53
This peak is #58 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Located 20 km NW of Clearwater lake, and 20 km SE of Quesnel Lake. Mount Perseus is the highest point in a sizeable area of mountains northwest of Clearwater Lake, and south of Quesnel Lake. It forms part of the western boundary of Wells Gray Park. It is mostly a rock peak, well above treeline, and with a small glacier on its north face. It is surrounded by high alpine meadows with lots of little lakes.

Access would appear to be via the Mackay River, and then Pegasus Creek. The logging roads go to within 8 km. On the east it is drained by Barella Creek. The peak could also be reached via a long 20 km hike from Quesnel Lake.

Name Notes: Perseus was the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there. He was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits helped establish the hegemony of Zeus and the Twelve Olympians in the mainland of Greece. Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa.

Trip Reports within 1 km
36 2004.07.31 Summit attempt of Mount Perseus Route Wade Tokarek


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14 Mount Perseus (North Face) Wade Tokarek
8 Mount Perseus (South Face) Wade Tokarek
6 Mount Perseus Wade Tokarek