Mount Gardiner (British Columbia) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Gardiner
Mount Gardiner, eastern aspect
|Elevation||2,406 m (7,894 ft)|
|Prominence||176 m (577 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Oleg (2587 m)|
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Parent range||Cayoosh Range
|Topo map||NTS 92J7|
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.
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.
Established climbing routes on Mount Gardiner:
- South Ridge
- Northeast Ridge - class 3
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