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Mount Benvolio  British Columbia   #629
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Fitzsimmons Range

Height: 2613 m -> 8573 feet
Prominence?: 73 m  
Line Parent?: Overlord Mountain (0.7 km away, at bearing 308 degrees)
Greater Parent: Overlord Mountain (0.7 km away)

Location:   50.01194,-122.81361     50:00:43, -122:48:49   10U 513354 5539975 (17 km NE of Garibaldi Lake). (15 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/AI11
Mount Benvolio from south of Overlord Mountain Summit
Mount Benvolio is in the Fitzsimmons Range, in the middle of the Overlord Mountain massif. Except for it southwest flank, it's surrounded by glaciers. Mount Benvolio is a quick scamper to the southeast from Overlord Mountain, and so it seems unlikely that it was not ascended by Don and Phyllis Munday when Overlord Mountain was climbed in 1923.

Name Notes: Named to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. When viewed from the north, this peak stands out from Mount Overlord and Fitzsimmons, however its beauty from afar is somewhat dulled close up and its ascent is of no trouble. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the character of Benvolio had similar traits.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
52 2013.08.07 Overlord Mountain and Russet Lake: a Public Transit Adventure Lucas Earl
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
48 2006.05.11 Traverses of Terror: Diamond Head to Whistler via the McBride Range Sandra McGuinness
79 2006.05.11 Backbone of Garibaldi Park: McBride Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
43 2002.05.12 McBride Traverse - Whistler to Diamond Head Kurt Fickeisen
55 2002.05.11 McBride Traverse - An Alternate Route to the Squamish-Whistler Highway Jordan Peters
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


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

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Benvolio Cornice Doug Brown
9 Mount Benvolio from south of Overlord Mountain Summit Lucas Earl

Placename Photos
10 Mount Fitzsimmons from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
7 Fitzsimmons Group from Decker Mountain Mitch Sulkers
4 Eastern Spearhead and Fitzsimmons Ranges Panorama from Mount Cook Lucas Earl