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Empetrum Peak (Empetrum Ridge)  British Columbia   #606
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 1985 m -> 6512 feet
Prominence?: 155 m  
Line Parent?: The Black Tusk (2.1 km away, at bearing 203 degrees)
Greater Parent: The Black Tusk (2.0 km away)

Location:   49.99280,-123.03113     49:59:34, -123:01:52   10U 497769 5537831 (7 km N of Garibaldi Lake). (14 km S of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.14   AreaCode: EM93/JA93
Empetrum Peak - South View
A minor summit to the north of The Black Tusk in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Empetrum ridge extends north of the tusk for a few kilometres, dividing the Empetrum Creek Valley from the Helm Creek Valley. It's rarely visited but provides interesting meadow and krummholtz complexes. In winter, there are decent routes off the southwest ridge. Empetrum is interesting geologically in that it is a granitic outcropping in an otherwise volcanic area. If the Black Tusk had not erupted, most of the Black Tusk area would resemble Empetrum. The high point of the ridge is known as Empetrum Peak, and is, on its own, a fine hiking destination, either from the Black Tusk Microwave Road or via the Helm Creek Trail accessed from the Cheakamus Lake Trail. Empetrum Ridge provides good views, with its most notable feature being the fine views of the north face of Black Tusk.

Trip Reports within 1 km
59 2015.06.14 The Great Corrie Peak Loop Klaus Haring
41 2015.05.10 Empetrum via Cheakamus Parking Lot Rex Gutermuth

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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
6 Empetrum Peak - South View Fred Touche

Placename Photos
8 Black Tusk from Empetrum Ridge Marek Labecki
7 Labeled Panorama Southwest from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl