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Mount Sir Richard  British Columbia   #657
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2681 m -> 8796 feet
Prominence?: 891 m above Nivalis-Outlier Pass
Line Parent?: Tremor Mountain (12.5 km away, at bearing 324 degrees)
Greater Parent: Tremor Mountain (12.0 km away)

Location:   49.96444,-122.70139     49:57:52, -122:42:05   10U 521417 5534720 (13 km NW of Snowcap Lake). (25 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.15   AreaCode: EM92/JH60
First Ascent: 1937 P. Munday; D. Munday; P. Brock
Sir Richard and the Upper Ubyssey Glacier
A high, remote, and glaciated summit at the headwaters of the Cheakamus River. Its glaciated slopes are generally gentle. The summit is a steep walk via its northwest ridge. It is a steep ski ascent in late winter when there is enough snow to cover the rocks. The approach to this remote mountain is lengthy and arduous, usually via Singing Pass, Overlord Mountain, and the Diavolo Glacier. It is usually climbed as part of a McBride traverse.

Name Notes: The peak was named in 1930 after Sir Richard McBride (1870-1917). He was first elected to the legislature in 1898. In 1903, at the age of 33, became the youngest premier in the history of British Columbia. He was the founder of the Conservative Party in BC. Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997.

Trips within 1 km
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
60 2002.05.11 McBride Traverse - An Alternate Route to the Squamish-Whistler Highway Jordan Peters
54 1991.03.23 McBride Range Ski Traverse Remembered Klaus Haring
47 1988.05.01 Misty Icefield - Spearheads Traverse Manrico Scremin
92 1972.07.20 The Great Garibaldi Park Traverse - Part 1 Klaus Haring

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Scott Nelson

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Mount Sir Richard in Summer Sandy Briggs
13 Ascending the Northwest Ridge of Mount Sir Richard Jordan Peters
9 Mount Sir Richard from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
9 Mount Sir Richard - South Face Fred Touche
9 Sir Richard Southwest Ridge Johnny Mikes
8 Sir Richard Southeast Ridge, from Greenmantle Ridge Robin Tivy
8 Sir Richard and Gatekeeper from Forger Glacier Johnny Mikes
8 Sir Richard - Rock Towers on Southwest Ridge Johnny Mikes
8 Sir Richard and the Upper Ubyssey Glacier Doug Brown
7 Central Garibaldi Park from the Spearhead Range (labeled panorama) Bram van Straaten
7 Mount Sir Richard and the McBride Glacier Jeff Volp
7 Cheakamus Lake and Mt. Sir Richard Mitch Sulkers
5 Mount Sir Richard and the McBride Glacier 2007 Winter Scott Fiddes
4 Mount Sir Richard - Southwest Ridge Fred Touche
4 Mount Sir Richard and the McBride Glacier from the North Jordan Peters

Placename Photos
10 Mount Fitzsimmons from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
8 Mamquam Mountain from Coliseum Mountain Lucas Earl
8 Diavolo Peak, Angelo Peak, and Cheakamus Mountain from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl