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Cayoosh Mountain
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Cayoosh Mountain, northern aspect
Highest point
Elevation 2,561 m (8,402 ft)
Prominence 671 m (2,201 ft)
Parent peak Mount Marriott (2735 m)
Listing Mountains of British Columbia
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Cayoosh Range
Lillooet Ranges
Pacific Coast Ranges
Topo map NTS 92J/7
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling via South Ridge

Cayoosh Mountain is a 2,561-metre (8,402-foot) mountain summit located in the Cayoosh Range in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is situated 22 km (14 mi) east-northeast of Pemberton, 12 km (7 mi) north-northeast of Lillooet Lake, and immediately north of Cayoosh Pass. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Marriott, 5.43 km (3 mi) to the north-northeast. Precipitation runoff from the peak drains into Cayoosh Creek and other tributaries of the Fraser River. The mountain's name was submitted by Karl Ricker, a mountaineer, and was officially adopted on January 23, 1979, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Cayoosh Mountain winter scene
Cayoosh Mountain in winter

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Cayoosh Mountain is located in a subarctic climate zone of western North America. Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, and travel east toward the Coast Mountains where they are forced upward by the range (Orographic lift), causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall. As a result, the Coast Mountains experience high precipitation, especially during the winter months in the form of snowfall. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. This climate supports a glacier on the northeast slope of this mountain. The months July through September offer the most favorable weather for climbing Cayoosh Mountain.

Climbing Routes

Established climbing routes on Cayoosh Mountain:

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