Elaho Mountain British Columbia #937
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
Height: 2808 m -> 9213 feet
Prominence?: 1118 m above Elaho-Toba Pass
Line Parent?: Manatee Peak (10.0 km away, at bearing 35 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Raleigh (54.6 km away)
Location: 50.50889,-123.82722 50:30:32, -123:49:38 10U 441344 5595541 (76 km NW of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.12 AreaCode: FM03/FI02
First Ascent: 1972 John Clarke via the W. Ridge, Also 1979 by BCMC Party
|Elaho Mountain is the highest peak along the 25 km long "Infinity Icefield", which lies along the divide between Clendenning Creek and the Toba River. Its southern slopes fall steeply away into Clendenning Creek, a tributary of the Elaho River. The northern slopes drain into the Toba River, and out to Toba Inlet. The Elaho River is the longest branch of the Squamish River, and was at one time called the west Squamish River. This 25 km long Elaho Icefield is much less frequently visited than the Mount Manatee area 10 km to the northeast, and is cut off from that area by the steep slopes of the Toba River and the Meager Glacier. |
(1) From the Meager Creek Roads to the north. Unfortunately, there is a gate at km 9 on the upper Lillooet road, just past the Hurley turnoff which is locked till May 24. There is also a second gate just where the Meager Creek road leaves the Upper Lillooet.
(2) From the Elaho Logging roads, to the south.
(3)The peak can also be accessed as a very long day trip from a camp at Racoon Pass (320965) or 50:31-123:57. Racoon Pass, with its 3 little lakes has been a popular summer camp site on several occasions.
Trip Reports within 1 km
29 1988.10.08 Mount Elaho - Third Try Jan Palaty
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21 Elaho Mountain Don Funk
8 Labeled Panorama Northwest (Pemberton Icefield) from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl