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Mount Athelstan  British Columbia   #986
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Bridge-Lillooet Divide

Height: 2800 m -> 9186 feet
Prominence?: 530 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Ethelweard (10.5 km away, at bearing 40 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Ethelweard (10.5 km away)

Location:   50.70167,-123.41861     50:42:06, -123:25:07   10U 470438 5616734 (5 km NE of Keyhole Falls). (61 km NW of Pemberton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.11   AreaCode: FM03/HE01
First Ascent: 1972 John Clarke
Athelstan and the Salal/Pebble (Boulder) Divide
A sprawling massif between Salal and Boulder Creeks, across the Lillooet River from the Meager Volcanic Complex. Has some long rock routes on the western side where the summit plateau drops into the valley of Salal Creek. The south and eastern sides are fairly gently sloped, and there is a large glacier to the north. The actual summit is a pointed tower rising above the surrounding mountain mass.

The name, like many of the peaks around Salal Creek, is that of one of the pre-1066 Anglo-Saxon kings of England. Interestingly enough, when translated literally from the Saxon, "Athelstan" means "Noble stone" which is a pretty accurate description of the rock on the Salal Creek side.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
13 2001.06.16 Raised By Bears Drew Brayshaw
14 2000.07.16 Selective Cut, Salal Creek Route Drew Brayshaw
18 2000.06.29 Standing Wave Drew Brayshaw
45 1999.08.22 "Moonraker": Salal Creek Walls of Athelstan Drew Brayshaw
50 1978.07.15 Early climbs of Athelstan Klaus Haring
13 null Lillarete, Mt. Athelstan - Pitch By Pitch Description Route Drew Brayshaw


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 Boulder/Salal Divide - Panorama Stephen Skog
10 Mount Athelstan from the summit of Salal Peak Lucas Earl
10 Athelstan and the Salal/Pebble (Boulder) Divide Jordan Best
9 Mount Athelstan and other peaks from the top of Ochre Mountain Lucas Earl
8 A Celestial Landscape Stephen Skog
8 Salal Creek Walls - Glacier Descent Jordan Best
7 Where is Athelstan? Klaus Haring
6 Salal Walls of Athelstan -Photo Topo Drew Brayshaw
5 Salal Creek Wall - Mt Athelstan Skyler Des Roches
5 High on Standing Wave - Mount Athelstan Drew Brayshaw
4 Topping Out on Moonraker (Mt. Athelstan - Salal Creek walls) Drew Brayshaw
4 Starting Up Moonraker - Mount Athelstan Drew Brayshaw
2 Climbing "Lillarete", Mt. Athelstan Drew Brayshaw
2 Fern on Raised By Bears, 4th pitch - Mount Athelstan Drew Brayshaw
2 Athelstan from the south Drew Brayshaw
2 3rd Pitch of Lillarete - Mount Athelstan Drew Brayshaw
2 In The Dihedral On Standing Wave - Mount Athelstan Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
8 Labeled Panorama Northwest from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
8 Pebble S1 and Pebble Peak from the South Klaus Haring
3 Purple Comet And Tighty-Whities On Stoltmann Buttress Drew Brayshaw
3 Salal Creek and Lillooet Icefield from Athelstan Drew Brayshaw
3 Randy Stoltmann Tower from Athelstan Summit Plateau Drew Brayshaw