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Mount Hartzell
Mount Hartzell north side.jpg
Mount Hartzell, north aspect as seen from the Matier Glacier
Highest point
Elevation 2,615 m (8,579 ft)
Prominence 115 m (377 ft)
Parent peak Mount Matier (2783 m)
Mount Hartzell is located in British Columbia
Mount Hartzell
Mount Hartzell
Location in British Columbia
Mount Hartzell is located in Canada
Mount Hartzell
Mount Hartzell
Location in Canada
Location Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Joffre Group
Lillooet Ranges
Coast Ranges
Topo map NTS 92J/8
Easiest route Scrambling, glacier travel

Mount Hartzell is a 2,615-metre (8,579-foot) mountain summit located in the Coast Mountains, in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Joffre Group, which is a subset of the Lillooet Ranges. It is situated 25 km (16 mi) east of Pemberton, midway between Mount Matier and Mount Spetch, each a half kilometre either side of Hartzell. The mountain's name was submitted by Karl Ricker of the Alpine Club of Canada to honor Carl A. Hartzell, an early settler and postmaster at Pemberton. The name was officially adopted on January 23, 1979, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Precipitation runoff from the peak drains into Joffre Creek and Twin One Creek, both tributaries of the Lillooet River. The mountain and its climate supports the Hartzell Glacier on the southeast slope, and the Matier Glacier on the northern slope.


Mount Hartzell west face
Mount Hartzell's west face as seen from Slalok Mountain

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Hartzell 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 Hartzell.

Climbing Routes

Established climbing routes on Mount Hartzell:

  • East Face - class 3 with glacier travel


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