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Mount Tantalus
Tantalus - 06 - Tantalus from Pelion shoulder (7000 ft pass) (197841728).jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,608 m (8,556 ft)
Prominence 1,478 m (4,849 ft)
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Tantalus Range
Topo map NTS 92G/14
First ascent 1911 B. Darling; J. Davies; A. Morkill

Mount Tantalus is a 2,608-metre (8,556-foot) mountain in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, located 24 km (15 mi) southeast of Falk Lake and 134 km (83 mi) south of Monmouth Mountain. It is the highest mountain in the Tantalus Range of the Pacific Ranges and is famous for its snow-covered face.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Tantalus 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.

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