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Mount Strachan  British Columbia   #570 (EB19)
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Britannia Range

Height: 1459 m -> 4787 feet
Prominence?: 382 m  
Line Parent?: Unnecessary South Peak (3.5 km away, at bearing 352 degrees)
Greater Parent ?: Brunswick Mountain (8.3 km away)

Location:   49.41306,-123.19334     49:24:47, -123:11:36   10U 485976 5473393 (23 km W of Head of Indian Arm). (6 km SE of Lions Bay). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.06   AreaCode?: EM93/EB19
Mount Strachan in winter
Mount Strachan is now part of the Cypress Bowl downhill ski area. A ski lift leads to its south west sub-summit. From the sub-summit, one can drop to the col, then can climb the final summit. It offers a spectacular view of greater Vancouver, especially at night.

Name Notes: In Vancouver the name is usually pronounced "Strawn". However, people in Scotland sent the following email: "I note with interest your assertion that the correct pronunciation of 'Strachan' is "strawn". I have to take issue with you on this point and suggest that you ask the highly respected manager of Celtic Football Club in Glasgow, a famous Scottish international and Manchester United footballer . . . his name is Gordon Strachan and is pronounced universally (well, in the UK anyway!) as it is spelt . . . with the 'ch' soft as in 'loch'. Having spent most of my life in Scotland (and climbed extensively there), I have never heard the pronounciation you descibed."

1. Post-Downhill Skiing is Excellent (2009.04.26) null

Trips within 1 km
45 2020.07.21 The true Summit of Saint Marks Summit Klaus Haring
23 2020.06.30 Saint Marks and Unnecessary Mountain and Ferry Logistics Tom Tiedje
40 2019.12.08 Baden Powell - Hollyburn - Strachan Loop Robin Tivy
27 2018.11.04 The Beer Can route on Mount Strachan Blair Mitten
37 2018.03.07 Hollyburn mountain and skiing off the north side Jonathan Polak
37 2017.12.24 Christmas Gully Ski (Mount Strachan) Winifred Swatschek
39 2012.05.12 Ski Attempt on Wizard Peak via Lembke Creek Robin Tivy
46 2006.04.29 Howe Sound Crest Ski Traverse Paul Kubik
18 2004.06.08 Mount Strachan ski Blair Mitten

2011.09.13 Lots of snow left in Strachan's north gulley Steve Grant
2011.03.31 Mount Strachan - Nomenclature and Pronunciation Mike Guite

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

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 The West Gully on Strachan Jordan Peters
6 Cypress (Mount Strachan) some things never change Reynold Schmidt
4 Mount Strachan from east Serguei Okountsev
3 Mount Strachan in winter Serguei Okountsev

Placename Photos
7 Wizard Peak Serguei Okountsev
6 Crown Mountain Summit Block - East Side Fred Touche
6 Sky Pilot from Mount Strachan Steven Jones
4 Beauty Peak from East Serguei Okountsev
2 West Slope of Strachan Richard Howard