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Mount Gardiner
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Mount Gardiner, eastern aspect
Highest point
Elevation 2,406 m (7,894 ft)
Prominence 176 m (577 ft)
Parent peak Mount Oleg (2587 m)
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Cayoosh Range
Lillooet Ranges
Coast Mountains
Topo map NTS 92J7
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling

Mount Gardiner is a 2,406-metre (7,894-foot) mountain summit located in the Cayoosh Range of the Lillooet Ranges, in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is situated 17 km (11 mi) northeast of Pemberton, immediately west of the Place Glacier, and 1.8 km (1 mi) north of Mount Oleg, its nearest higher peak. The mountain was named for William and Henry Gardiner, early settlers who farmed in Pemberton Meadows. The name was officially adopted on June 11, 1979, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Precipitation runoff from the peak drains into tributaries of the Fraser River.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Gardiner 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. The months July through September offer the most favorable weather for climbing Mount Gardiner.

Climbing Routes

Established climbing routes on Mount Gardiner:

  • South Ridge  
  • Northeast Ridge - class 3
Mount Gardiner in BC Canada
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