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Fissile Peak  British Columbia   #626
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Fitzsimmons Range

Height: 2439 m -> 8002 feet
Prominence?: 119 m  
Line Parent?: Refuse Pinnacle (1.5 km away, at bearing 119 degrees)
Greater Parent: Overlord Mountain (2.0 km away)

Location:   50.01861,-122.84889     50:01:07, -122:50:56   10U 510825 5540711 (15 km NE of Garibaldi Lake). (13 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/AI14
First Ascent:  Likely by prospectors
Fissile Peak from just NW of Russet Lake
A dramatic peak in the Fitzsimmons Range, southeast of Whistler, BC. It's located on the southeast side of Russet Lake and on the west side of the Overlord Glacier. Fissile Peak presents an interesting north face, easily visible from Whistler Village. With the deactivation of the Singing Pass road, Fissile is now a full day trip from the valley if one uses the Singing Pass trail. It provides a number of moderate snow routes and, in the right conditions, some excellent descents. During the summer, a rambler on the northwest ridge will be able to find fossils in the shattered shale that litters the ridge. Goats are frequently sighted on this peak and its surrounding ridges.

Name Notes: Fissile is a term used to refer to the way mudstones split along layers, parallel to the plane of bedding.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
50 2014.05.10 Singing Pass, Whirlwind and Musical Bumps Ski Trip Robin Tivy
52 2013.08.07 Overlord Mountain and Russet Lake: a Public Transit Adventure Lucas Earl
44 2012.10.28 Russet Lake Snowshoe trip - Fissile and Whirlwind Dominique Goineau
47 2008.04.22 Packing the Spearhead and Garibaldi Neve traverses into one day Dan Blaugrund
40 2006.05.16 McBride Ski Traverse Johnny Mikes
59 2006.05.11 McBride Traverse - Diamond Head to Whistler - Route Description Route Robin Tivy
79 2006.05.11 Backbone of Garibaldi Park: McBride Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
31 2001.08.12 Overlord Mountain, Mount Benvolio, Whirlwind Peak Richard Howard
35 1999.07.12 Connecting the Dots - Spearhead Traverse Fred Touche
35 1998.05.22 Spearhead Traverse Tom Kuczmierowski
70 1987.08.01 Garibaldi - Into the Wilderness Randy Stoltmann
48 1923.09.16 1923 First Ascent of Diavolo Cliff Jennings
17 null Fissile - Southeast Ridge Route Drew Brayshaw

Comments

Paper Maps
1:25000Backcountry Whistler John Baldwin Books and Maps
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Fissile Peak above Russet Lake - Winter Steve Sproule
8 Fissile Peak from just NW of Russet Lake Lucas Earl
8 Fissile Peak, from the Whirlwind/Fissile Col Mitch Sulkers
7 Fissile Peak with Named Chutes from Decker Lee Lau
6 Fissile Peak from the slopes of Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
6 View of Banana Chute, Psycho Chute and the Bench at the Exit of the Northeast Face from Russet Lake Lee Lau
5 Russet Lake Hike 48 heart in snow below Fissile Cliff Jennings
5 Fissile Peak from Oboe Lee Lau
5 Fissile Peak from Cowboy Ridge Cristian Danes
3 Mt Davidson, Cheakamus Glacier and Castle Towers from Fissile approach Lee Lau
3 Approaching Fissile Peak Dan Carey
3 On the NE face of Fissile Lee Lau
3 Fissile Glacier and the Whirlwind Glacier Lee Lau
2 Fissile Peak NE face Lee Lau
2 Steve Ogle telemarking on the NW face of Mt. Fissile Cam Shute
2 Fissile Peak ridge approach from Fissile-Whirlwind col and the E face Lee Lau
2 More on the NE face of Fissile Lee Lau
2 Looking back to Fissile Peak chutes from the base of the NE face Lee Lau
2 Back side SW face of Fissile Peak showing summit ridge approach Lee Lau

Placename Photos
10 Fitzsimmons Group from Oboe Ridge North Mitch Sulkers
7 Whirlwind Peak Martin Berka
7 Looking over Cowboy Ridge towards Fissile and Overlord Mitch Sulkers
7 Overlord, Fissile, Whirlwind Richard Howard
5 Central Garibaldi Park telephoto panorama from Mount Cook Lucas Earl
5 Overlord Mountain and Fissile Peak Dan Carey
4 Eastern Spearhead and Fitzsimmons Ranges Panorama from Mount Cook Lucas Earl
2 Cowboy Ridge in Winter Mitch Sulkers