Mamquam Mountain - 2588 meters/8491 feet - Location: 49.77528, - 122.85083
Mamquam Mountain is the highpoint of the sprawling Mamquam Icefield massif in southern Garibaldi Provincial Park. The approach is fairly long and is often done on skis via Skookum Creek or Elfin Lakes. The standard summit route is along the easy northwest ridge. "Many parties routinely fail to climb this summit" according to Anders Ourom in the Fairley guide. It was first climbed in 1911 by B. Gray, C. Chapman, H. Korten, F. Perry and F. Smith.
Mamquam Mountain has long been a coveted ascent for Mountaineers due to its extensive icefields, and its remote and aesthetic nature. Until recently, its ascent was long and difficult due to access difficulties and extensve coast mountain bush. The completion of the Skookum Independant Power Project and the clearing of Kilometers of old overgrown logging roads by members of the 2020 team (and many others) has vastly simplified and improved access to this impressive and beautiful mountain.
Mamquam Mountain and its surrounding glaciers can be viewed from many points in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia including the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Highway 17a, and the Squamish River Estuary.
Garibaldi Park 2020 Mamquam Photo Galleries:
Garibaldi Park 2020 Mamquam Mountain Photo Gallery: https://garibaldipark2020.com/photo-gallery/mamquam-mountain
Darling Lake Trail (Mamquam) Photo Gallery: https://garibaldipark2020.com/photo-gallery/darling-lake-trail-gallery
The Garibaldi Park 2020 website features extensive Mapping of Mamquam Mountain which can be accessed at the following internal links:
Mamquam Custom Map:
Darling Lake Trail Map:
Mamquam Lake Trail Map:
Skookum RA1 Non-Motorized Boundary Map
The summit of Mamquam Mountain as seen from the vast Mamquam Icefield:
Explore Mamquam Mountain using Garibaldi Park 2020's Mapping Engines:
Click Here for Gmap Rendering
Park boundaries: Garibaldi Provincial Park, Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, Golden Ears Provincial Park
Existing trails: Darling Lake Trail, Mamquam Lake Trail (existing hike, proposed to add bike), Pinecone Lake Trail
New approved trails: Watersprite Lake Trail. Construction begins Spring 2016. Completion September 2016.
Proposed trails: Skookum-Rampart Ponds Trail (hike, bike), Pitt River Hot Springs Trail (hypothetical), Clinker Ridge Trail
Other boundaries: Skookum RA1 non-motorized zone, Pinecone RA1 non-motorized zone, Mountain Goat winter range, Deer and Moose winter range, Old growth management areas (legal)
Huts: Elfin Shelter, Watersprite Lake Hut (construction begins September 2016), Darling Ridge hut (proposed)