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Mount Pitt  British Columbia   #667
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2487 m -> 8159 feet
Prominence?: 1057 m above Pitt-North Tuwasus Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Sir Richard (9.6 km away, at bearing 1 degrees)
Greater Parent: Tremor Mountain (21.0 km away)

Location:   49.87816,-122.70419     49:52:41, -122:42:15   10U 521253 5525126 (6 km W of Snowcap Lake). (32 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.15   AreaCode: EM92/IH70
First Ascent: 1938 E. Jenkins; C. Jenkins
Mount Pitt
A remote peak located west of Snowcap Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park. A multi-day expedition is required to reach the summit. Access is via logging road that run up the west side of the Lillooet River, between Tuwasus and Snowcap creeks. Head south along the ridge west of Glacier Lake and then traverse west across the Icemantle Glacier. Drop west to Tuwasus Pass and then follow Roller Coaster Ridge to its summit.

Name Notes: Rumour has it that a lucrative gold find is (was) located somewhere near its western slope. Supposedly BC Parks said that a small bulldozer and mining equipment was found abandoned in a box canyon a few years back. Mount Pitt takes its name from the Pitt River, which was named by James McMillan who was the founder of Fort Langley (1827). The river's namesake was William Pitt the Younger (1739-1806), British Prime Minister during the Napoleonic Wars (adapted from the Akrigg's British Columbia Place Names).

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
78 2018.06.16 Misty Icefield Traverse - South to North 2018 Alexandru Romanciuc
58 2013.08.31 The Crown Jewel of Garibaldi Park - Mount Pitt Attempt Fred Touche


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 Mount Pitt to Wolverine Pass Doug Brown
15 Mount Pitt - Southwest Side Fred Touche
13 Mount Pitt - North Face Robin Tivy
12 Mount Pitt and Roller Coaster Ridge from Greenmantle Robin Tivy
10 Mount Pitt - East Side Fred Touche
9 Mount Pitt - Summit Block Fred Touche
9 Mount Pitt Keith Freeman
8 Mount Pitt from Garibaldi Neve Drew Brayshaw
5 Roller Coaster Ridge and Mount Pitt Don Funk
4 Mount Pitt from the Northwest Jordan Peters

Placename Photos
9 Mount Benvolio from south of Overlord Mountain Summit Lucas Earl
8 Labeled Panorama Southeast from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
7 Central Garibaldi Park from the Spearhead Range (labeled panorama) Bram van Straaten