Sky Pilot Mountain (British Columbia)

Sky Pilot Mountain is a mountain in British Columbia in Canada. The mountain, and Sky Pilot Rock near Desolation Sound are named for the United Church's mission boat Sky Pilot.[3]:248

Sky Pilot Mountain
Sky Pilot Mountain.jpg
Highest point
Elevation2,031 m (6,663 ft) [1]
Prominence1,236 m (4,055 ft) [1]
Parent peakMamquam Mountain
Coordinates49°38′05″N 123°05′11″W / 49.63472°N 123.08639°W / 49.63472; -123.08639Coordinates: 49°38′05″N 123°05′11″W / 49.63472°N 123.08639°W / 49.63472; -123.08639[2]
Geography
Sky Pilot Mountain is located in British Columbia
Sky Pilot Mountain
Sky Pilot Mountain
Location within British Columbia
Sky Pilot Mountain is located in Canada
Sky Pilot Mountain
Sky Pilot Mountain
Sky Pilot Mountain (Canada)
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangeBritannia Range
Climbing
Easiest routeSouth ridge

ClimateEdit

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Sky Pilot is located in the marine west coast climate zone of western North America.[4] 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. The months July through September offer the most favorable weather for climbing Sky Pilot.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sky Pilot Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Sky Pilot Mountain". BC Geographical Names. Provincial government of British Columbia. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2
  4. ^ 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.
 
Sky Pilot Mountain and The Copilot (right)