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Serratus Mountain
Serratus Mountain seen from Niobe.jpg
Serratus Mountain seen from Mount Niobe
Highest point
Elevation 2,321 m (7,615 ft)
Prominence 291 m (955 ft)
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Tantalus Range, Coast Mountains
Topo map NTS 92G/14
Climbing
First ascent 1911 B. Darling; S. Davies; A. Morkill
Easiest route Class 3,4 (scrambling)

Serratus Mountain is a jagged, ridge-like mountain between Mount Tantalus (North) and Lake Lovely Water (South). Like most other peaks in the Tantalus Range, it is composed of loose rock. Most routes here are scrambles. The mountain is a standard single-day destination from the Jim Haberl hut.

Climate

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

Alpha and Serratus
Alpha Mountain centered and Serratus to right

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