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Mount Binkert  British Columbia   #5407
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Icefield

Height: 2986 m -> 9797 feet
Prominence?: 221 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Fulgora (3.3 km away, at bearing 188 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Fulgora (3.3 km away)

Location:   50.90639,-123.75889     50:54:23, -123:45:32   10U 446642 5639689 (94 km NW of Pemberton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.13   AreaCode: FM03/JH05
Mount Binkert from North
This peak is located on the west side of the Frank Smith Glacier, about 3 km north of Mount Fulgora. Mount Binkert is an easy climb from the upper Frank Smith Glacier via a col to the west of the mountain. Mount Binkert is the "Triple Point" between the Lord River, Bishop River and Chilko River. To the NW, the unnamed glacier flows into Edmond Creek then Chilko Lake then Chilko River. To the SW, the Donar Glacier flows into the Stanley Smith Glacier then Bishop River then Southgate River and finally Bute Inlet. To the SE, the Frank Smith Glacier flows into the Lord River then Taseko Lake and lower Taseko River. Both the Taseko and Chilko river eventually flow into the Fraser.

  W Pk ~2950m ~400m distant. There is another double-topped summit 1.4km W (2906m), with ~120 prominence. I think Mt. Binkert was earlier unofficially referred to as "Mt. Gray", and perhaps this name could move west. There is also a 2979m summit 1.1km SSW with ~150m prominence (unofficially "Mt Cooper").

Name Notes: In June 2001, after a submission by the BCMC executive, the Geographic Data of British Columbia announced that this previously unnamed peak has been officially named Mount Binkert, after Paul Binkert who was an honorary member and the honorary president of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC) until his death in 1995. He was a member of the official "B.C. Centennial Expedition" team which made the second, and first Canadian, ascent of Mount Fairweather in 1958. He also climbed Mount Waddington on a private expedition in 1962, organised by Martin and Esther Kafer, an early ascent of the mountain and the second Canadian. On the same expedition a new route on the East face and north ridge of the North-west peak of Mt. Waddington was established by Paul and party. Paul contributed to the BCMC in many ways from the 1950s to the 1990s, especially in volunteer instruction of novices, and construction and maintenance of mountain trails. Many of the trails we now enjoy were created or maintained by Paul, and he was an inspiration to others in that role. The Binkert Trail, which leads to the Lions from Lions Bay, was named in his honour. Paul was also a notable sculptor, conservationist, and a man of principle.

1. South East slopes from Frank Smith Glacier Easy ski ascent, rock scramble. From the Frank Smith Glacier, ascend the tongue of the glacier (no crevasses) immediately south of the peak to the col between the East and West peaks. Leave skis just below the col and kick steps in snow between rocks to gain the summit.

Trips within 1 km
67 2003.05.15 Bridge Headwaters Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
60 1996.05.04 The Great Tchaikazan - Lillooet Traverse Part 1: Success Klaus Haring


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
10 Mount Binkert from North Klaus Haring

Placename Photos
12 Mount Wheatley - east side from Tuber Hill Lucas Earl
10 Sovereign Peak from North Klaus Haring
9 Griswold Pass panorama from Microscope SE1 Lucas Earl
8 Loes volcanic plateau from Tuber Hill Lucas Earl