Mount Celeste

Mount Celeste is the unofficial name for a mountain located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It shares the name Celeste with two peaks in the Cariboo region of the BC Interior. Within the boundaries of Strathcona Provincial Park, this peak lies at the north end of Rees Ridge. Iceberg Peak lies at the south end of this ridge.

Mount Celeste
Highest point
Elevation2,045 m (6,709 ft)[1]
Prominence589 m (1,932 ft)[1]
Parent peakMount Albert Edward (2093 m)[1]
ListingMountains of British Columbia
Coordinates49°34′N 125°24′W / 49.567°N 125.400°W / 49.567; -125.400
LocationVancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Parent rangeRees Ridge
Topo mapNTS 92F11 Forbidden Plateau
First ascent1934


The first ascent of this peak is credited to Jack Horbury and Jock Sutherland on August 18, 1934.

Appearances in popular cultureEdit

Mount Celeste as depicted in Celeste

A fictional version of Mount Celeste is featured as the primary setting in the 2016 platforming game Celeste Classic and the 2018 platforming game Celeste. The game is about the personal struggles the main character Madeline faces as she attempts to climb the mountain.[2] The mountain is also shown on the Instagram page of in-game character Theo.[3][4]

While the real Mount Celeste has a prominence of just 589 metres (1,932 ft), the fictitious version featured in both Celeste and Celeste Classic has a prominence of over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft).


  • Philip Stone (2003). Island Alpine, A Guide to the Mountains of Strathcona Park and Vancouver Island. Wild Isle Publications: Heriot Bay, BC. ISBN 0-9680766-5-3.


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Celeste". Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  2. ^ tnhr (2021-03-08). 実存 (ed.). "自分の不安を他人に理解してもらえなかった、もしくは他人の不安に気づいてあげられなかった経験のある方に捧げる『セレステ』". 電ファミニコゲーマー [denfaminicogamer] (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2021-03-22. セレステ山は実際にカナダに存在する山。開発スタジオがカナダのバンクーバーにあるため名前が拝借された。
  3. ^ Allegra, Frank (2018-01-26). "Celeste's Instagram prelude is a stylish, smart tie-in". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  4. ^ @theounderstars (2018-01-25). "Wow. So this is Celeste mountain. This place is surreal. I'm gonna hike closer and get some pics! #letsdothis". Retrieved 2020-11-06 – via Instagram.

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