Mount Tantalus

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.[1]

Mount Tantalus
Tantalus - 06 - Tantalus from Pelion shoulder (7000 ft pass) (197841728).jpg
Highest point
Elevation2,608 m (8,556 ft) [1]
Prominence1,478 m (4,849 ft) [1]
Coordinates49°49′05.2″N 123°19′45.8″W / 49.818111°N 123.329389°W / 49.818111; -123.329389Coordinates: 49°49′05.2″N 123°19′45.8″W / 49.818111°N 123.329389°W / 49.818111; -123.329389[1]
Mount Tantalus is located in British Columbia
Mount Tantalus
Mount Tantalus
Location in British Columbia
Mount Tantalus is located in Canada
Mount Tantalus
Mount Tantalus
Mount Tantalus (Canada)
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangeTantalus Range
Topo mapNTS 92G/14
First ascent1911 B. Darling; J. Davies; A. Morkill[1]


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Tantalus is located in the marine west coast climate zone of western North America.[2] 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.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mount Tantalus". Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  2. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L.; McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11. ISSN 1027-5606.

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Tantalus from east