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Muon Mountain (Peak 8266)  British Columbia   #996
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Icefield

Height: 2525 m -> 8284 feet
Prominence?: 240 m  
Line Parent?: Jehovah Peak (5.5 km away, at bearing 302 degrees)
Greater Parent: Jehovah Peak (5.5 km away)

Location:   50.98232,-123.43020     50:58:56, -123:25:49   10U 469802 5647947 (86 km W of Seton Portage). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.14   AreaCode: FM03/JE83
First Ascent: 1955 I. Kay; A. Melville; H. Winstone
Muon Mountain and the Subatomic Glacier
Located 3.5 km southwest of Griswold Pass Reaching its summit is an easy scramble.

Name Notes: Named after a subatomic particle, as are several other peaks in this area. (See Lepton, etc). The muon (from the letter mu (i)--used to represent it) is an elementary particle with negative electric charge and a spin of 1/2. It has a mean lifetime of 2.2is, longer than any other unstable lepton, meson or baryon except for the neutron.

Trips within 1 km
56 2004.08.21 Tracking Moraine-Dammed Lakes: The Long Way to Mount McClure David Campbell
56 2004.05.20 Bridge and Lillooet Rivers Headwater Traverse - Slim to Meager David Campbell
88 2004.04.29 Losing Weight: From Slim to Meager (Lillooet Icefield Traverse) Scott Nelson

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11 Muon Mountain and the Subatomic Glacier Lucas Earl

Placename Photos
12 Baryon Peak and the Subatomic Group from Mount Steve Lucas Earl
9 Griswold Pass panorama from Microscope SE1 Lucas Earl
9 View north from Ochre Mountain to the peaks of the South Chilcotin Lucas Earl
7 Baryon Peak and Muon Mountain Klaus Haring