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Elkhorn Mountain

Elkhorn Mountain
Elkhorn Mountain, north aspect (June 2008)
Elevation 2,194 m (7,198 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,024 m (3,360 ft)[1]
Listing Mountains of British Columbia
Location
Elkhorn Mountain is located in British Columbia
Elkhorn Mountain
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Range Elk River Mountains
Coordinates [2]
Topo map NTS 92F/13
Climbing
First ascent 1912 ACC party led by A.O. Wheeler

Elkhorn Mountain is a mountain located in the Elk River Mountains of the Vancouver Island Ranges of British Columbia, Canada. At 2,195 m (7,201 ft), it is the second highest peak on Vancouver Island, second only to the nearby Golden Hinde which lies 15 km (9 mi) to the south. The mountain is located in the 2,500 km² Strathcona Provincial Park, 24 km (15 mi) east of Gold River.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Sources 5
  • External links 6

Location

Elkhorn is one of the most accessible of the tall mountains on the Island as it is only a one hour drive from Campbell River to the head of the Elk River trail. It is only a half hour walk along the Elk River Trail (AKA: ERT) to a small campsite where one crosses the Elk River and starts a steep ascent up into the alpine. Above treeline, one has a view of the objective, a steep and dominant hornlike peak that presents parties with a variety of routes. The most popular ascent route is the North West Ridge, although not the easiest (the West Face is) it has the aesthetics of a classic which is only fitting as it is the original, first ascent route. Elkhorn can also be accessed further up the ERT from the upper gravel flats which is home to the main campsite along the ERT. The route that leaves the at the upper gravel flats is not in near as good shape, although if late in the year a dry stream bed can be followed for a large portion of the approach.

History

The peak was first ascended in 1912 by A.O Wheeler, Edward Wheeler, Albert MacCarthy, D.A. Gillies, A.R. Hart, J.R. Robertson, H.O. Frind, L.C. Wilson and F.A. Robertson of the Alpine Club of Canada. For many years there was speculation about whether or not Elkhorn, earlier known as Strathcona's Matterhorn, might be the highest mountain on the island. The question of "was Elkhorn once the highest peak on the island" has since been resolved.

Noticeable ascents include the first winter ascent on March 24, 1968, by Peter Busch and Alastair Watt via the Northwest Ridge, the first ascent of the North Ridge by Joe Bajan, Stuart Wazny, Dave Smith and Tom Muirhead in 1972, the North Face on June 18, 1977, by Joe Bajan and Peter Busch and a sub 4 hour speed ascent by Lindsay Elms on August 21, 1992.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Elkhorn Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elkhorn Mountain".  

Sources

  • Philip Stone (2003). Island Alpine, A Guide to the Mountains of Strathcona Park and Vancouver Island. Wild Isle Publications: Heriot Bay, BC.  
  • Lindsay Elms (1996). Beyond Nootka, A Historical Perspective of Vancouver Island Mountains. Misthorn Press: Courtenay, BC.  

External links

  • "Elkhorn". World Mountain Encyclopedia. Peakware.com
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