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Mount Seymour (Mount Seymour Third Peak)  British Columbia   #555 (DJ94)
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Fannin Range

Height: 1449 m -> 4754 feet
Prominence?: 453 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Bishop (4.3 km away, at bearing 17 degrees)
Greater Parent ?: Mount Bishop (4.3 km away)

Location:   49.39333,-122.94444     49:23:36, -122:56:40   10U 504032 5471183 (9 km SW of Head of Indian Arm). (8 km N of Belcarra). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.07   AreaCode?: EM92/DJ94
First Ascent: 1908 Probably first climbed by indiginous people and by early goat hunters. FRA: Charles Chapman; Basil Darling; William Gray; G. Harrow; Fred Mills, Frank H. Smith
Mount Seymour in Early Spring
Mount Seymour is a triple peak overlooking Greater Vancouver and Indian Arm. The mountain is a very popular destination with hikers and is easily accessed from the Mount Seymour ski hill. Although a well-marked trail runs along all three summits, many rescues have been performed on this mountain. The most common scenarios involve people slipping down snow-filled couloirs or getting lost during poor visibility.

Seymour offers a great place to practice alpine climbing far from the hordes of the Smoke Bluffs or Rambles. Bluffs along First (Pump) Peak's flanks offer short rock leads and topropes of varying degrees of difficulty and vegetation. There is no guidebook so just pick something and climb it. You may find some old rusted fixed pins from the 1960's. Suicide Bluffs on the north side of Dinky Peak offers some consistently-formed but short WI2 and 3 ice flows in the winter months. Look out for extreme athletes riding planks off the cliffs over your head while climbing here.

Name Notes: Adopted prior to 1930. Named after Frederick Seymour (1820-1869), who had succeeded James Douglas as Governor of the Colony of British Columbia (ie. mainland portion only), 1864-69.

Trips within 1 km
52 2019.08.23 Mount Bishop Loop - Elsay Lake Trail, return via Vicar Ridge Robin Tivy
16 2017.02.02 Winter climb of Runner Peak from south col Serguei Okountsev
32 2014.06.21 Hiking the Elsay Lake Trail George Hill
44 2013.10.06 Mount Seymour, Seven Summits in Seven Hours Klaus Haring
29 2013.07.14 Mount Elsay and Rector Peak Sara Covey
35 2011.07.09 Mid-summer ski ascent of Mount Seymour Robin Tivy
28 2008.08.08 Mount Elsay Loop (anti-clockwise) Tim Gage
40 2007.09.09 Mount Elsay Revisited Klaus Haring
47 2006.07.01 Mount Bishop Loop - Backcountry Tour of Seymour Park Robin Tivy
12 2001.12.23 Snowshoe Mount Seymour Gary Sutton
12 2000 Mount Bishop via Elsay Lake Route Robin Tivy
55 1998.09.12 Mount Bishop, Elsay, and Runner Peak Robin Tivy
21 1998.02.15 John Clarke's Route to Mt Seymour Route Blair Mitten


Paper Maps
1:20000North Shore Trail Map - Updated 2nd Edition Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Serendipity at Mount Seymour Andrew Wong
6 Snowy First Peak, Mount Seymour Klaus Haring
5 Mount Seymour in winter Serguei Okountsev
4 Fannin Range from Downtown Vancouver David Crerar
3 Mount Seymour from West Serguei Okountsev
3 Mount Seymour in Early Spring Serguei Okountsev

Placename Photos
9 Mount Elsay and Gopher Peak from the East Klaus Haring
9 Seymour Panorama with Theta Peak Klaus Haring
8 Mount Eldee from Bivouac Mountain Simon Chesterton
8 Mount Windsor from the Northwest Anthony Mallinson
8 Mount Seymour Panorama Klaus Haring
8 Lynn Peak from West Klaus Haring
6 Mount Hanover and Mount Brunswick from Deeks Peak Anthony Mallinson
6 Mount Seymour West Bypass Trail - 1220m Robin Tivy
6 Needles South Peak Serguei Okountsev
5 Bouldering on Pump Peak Drew Brayshaw
5 Pukulkul Peak and Old Pierre Mtn from Southwest Dean Richards
5 Meslilloet Mountain from Mount Seymour (Telephoto) Dean Richards
5 Mount Seymour Serguei Okountsev
4 Climbing Tim Jones Peak Serguei Okountsev
4 Suicide Bluff in Early Spring Serguei Okountsev
4 Fannin Range from the West Craig Williams
4 Mount Elsay Serguei Okountsev
4 Runner Peak from Seymour Drew Brayshaw