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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


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
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