Mount Pelops facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Pelops
Mount Pelops, east aspect
|Elevation||2,015 m (6,611 ft)|
|Prominence||105 m (344 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Niobe (2021 m)|
|Location||Tantalus Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada
|Parent range||Tantalus Range
|Topo map||NTS 92G/14|
|First ascent||1916 by J. Fyles and T. Fyles|
Mount Pelops is a 2,015-metre (6,611-foot) mountain summit located in the Tantalus Range, in Tantalus Provincial Park, in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is situated 10 km (6 mi) northwest of Squamish, and 7.5 km (5 mi) southeast of Mount Tantalus, which is the highest peak in the Tantalus Range. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Niobe, 0.2 km (0 mi) to the northwest, and Omega Mountain lies 1.7 km (1 mi) to the east. Precipitation runoff from the peak drains into tributaries of the Squamish River. The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1916 by Tom Fyles and his brother, John Fyles. The mountain was named for Pelops, brother of Niobe and son of Tantalus according to Greek mythology, with several peaks in the Tantalus Range being named for family members of Tantalus. The mountain's name was officially adopted on June 6, 1957, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Pelops is located in the marine west coast 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 small glacier remnants on the east and north slopes of Pelops. The months July through September offer the most favorable weather for climbing Pelops.
Established rock climbing routes on Mount Pelops:
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