Tantalus Range from Howe Sound

antalus Range above Howe Sound 7317

Mt. Tantalus, Serratus Mountain and Alpha Mountain from Howe Sound

Christmas day 2009 looking northward on Howe Sound. I took the picture just after 3 PM. Visitors often ask me the names of those peaks. That is the Tantalus Range. The highest peak is Mt. Tantalus on the left. Actually the highest point that is visible is a sub-peak of the massif: Mt. Dione 2590 m/8500 ft. Next is Serratus Mountain 2326 m/7632 ft then Alpha Mountain 2305 m/7562 ft. To the right of Alpha is a lower flat-top hill that is actually not next to Alpha but on a closer ridge. It is Mt. Pelops 1980 m/6500 ft. Pelops is the  near side of a massif that is separated from the slightly higher Mt. Niobe 2010 m/6600 ft by a high col. The snowy bump at the east end of that ridge (on the right) is Mt. Thyestes 1680 m/5500 ft.

These hills are visible when driving north on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Part of that road is visible down by the water.

3 Responses to “Tantalus Range from Howe Sound”

  1. 1 Robert December 26, 2009 at 10:06 am

    For the record. When I checked the data at the Pam Rocks automatic weather station in the middle of Howe Sound, I can see that when I took that picture the temperature had reached the high for the day: 7ºC. The wind was NE 27km/h with gusts to 41km/h. The barometer was 102.1 kPa and rising.

  2. 2 dona December 28, 2009 at 11:40 am

    ahhh, lovely! Happy New year Robert!

  3. 3 Robert December 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Dona, it is lovely. Now, if we could have a bit more soft snow skiing would be more fun… and there are requests to build an igloo, maybe next week.

    All the best for 2010!

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