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Tolkien Peak  British Columbia   #6276
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Cadwallader Range

Height: 2380 m -> 7808 feet
Prominence?: 350 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Gandalf (2.9 km away, at bearing 14 degrees)
Greater Parent: Cadwallader Peak (11.2 km away)

Location:   50.60667,-122.71139     50:36:24, -122:42:41   10U 520423 5606126 (17 km NE of Tenquille Lake). (32 km W of Seton Portage). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.10   AreaCode: FM02/GH01
Tolkien Peak from the South
The highest peak on the divide between Phelix Creek and Sockeye Creek, north of Birkenhead Lake. The most direct approach to it is via the roads in the west tributary of Phelix Creek but it undoubtedly is, or will be, more commonly approached from Brian Waddington Hut through the col west of Peregrine Peak, from which it probably makes a fun day trip.

Name Notes: This peak is named for John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 - September 2, 1973), best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. He worked as reader and professor in English language at Leeds from 1920 to 1925, as professor of Anglo-Saxon language at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and of English language and literature, also at Oxford, from 1945 to 1959. The enduring popularity and influence of Tolkien's works have established him as the "father of the modern high fantasy genre".

1. Southeastern Ridge Notch on summit ridge that can be bypassed.. From the Brian Waddington Memorial Hut hike to the southwest end of the upper lake then ascend to the Peregrine/Frodo col (Peregrine and Frodo are both easy scrambles from here). Drop down the other side and ascend again to the southeastern ridge passing two tarns. Easy slopes lead to the summit ridge where a class 3 (with exposure) notch is. It can by bypassed on it's western side by dropping down a little way.

Trips within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven
2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven

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8 Tolkien Peak from the South Marek Labecki