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Mount Fitzsimmons  British Columbia   #632
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Fitzsimmons Range

Height: 2603 m -> 8540 feet
Prominence?: 133 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Benvolio (0.5 km away, at bearing 246 degrees)
Greater Parent: Overlord Mountain (1.0 km away)

Location:   50.01389,-122.80666     50:00:50, -122:48:24   10U 513852 5540193 (17 km NE of Garibaldi Lake). (15 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/AI10
First Ascent: 1924 BCMC Party
Mount Fitzsimmons from Overlord Mountain
A rugged peak on the east side of the Overlord Mountain massif in the Fitzsimmons Range in Garibaldi Provincial Park. It's surrounded by glacial ice and provides an interesting gatekeeper for those on the traditional Spearhead ski traverse. It is easily ascended from the col between Mount Fitzsimmons and Benvolio Peak.

Name Notes: Likely named after Bob Fitzsimmons, who cut a trail up the Fitzsimmons Creek valley to access mining claims in the vicinity of Fissile Peak in 1912.

1. South Face (1924) Large BCMC party. Class 2-3 Rock. From Diavolo Glacier, ascend snow gully until just below the col between the main and western summits. Veer right on class 2-3 rock.
2. West Ridge (1964) B. Port, K. Ricker. Class 3. From Fitzsimmons-Benvolio Col, climb class 3 rock to western summit. Descend rib on SE Face into gully, then traverse ledge to reach col and then peak.
3. N Face (August 9, 1981) S. Fuller, C. Guest, D. Serl. AD+ Glacier. From Fitzsimmons Glacier, scramble up and left to base of main snow face. Face is 370m high and about 45 degrees. From top of snow, some loose rock scrambling to summit. An adventurous descent is south to the Fitzsimmons-Benvolio Col via an obvious couloir then up Overlord by the E Ridge (NTD). From there, descend the SW Ridge over Refuse Pinnacle (more technical than Overlord) to the Whirlwind-Fissile Col and thence to Russet Lake.

Trips within 1 km
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
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
59 2006.05.11 McBride Traverse - Diamond Head to Whistler - Route Description Route 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
44 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
10 Mount Fitzsimmons from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
9 Northern Aspects of Southern Portion of Spearhead Traverse Scott Fiddes
3 Fitzsimmons, Iago, Overlord and various glaciers from Decker Lee Lau

Placename Photos
7 Fitzsimmons Group from Decker Mountain Mitch Sulkers
7 Near the summit of Mount Trorey Martin Berka
4 Eastern Spearhead and Fitzsimmons Ranges Panorama from Mount Cook Lucas Earl