Mamquam

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This article contains old out of date information from an early 1990s edition of the VOC Ski guide. Road conditions may have changed considerably since this article was written.
Using This Ski Guide
Topo of area

Route at a Glance

Rating Map Refs Road Route Start Elevation High Point Technical Notes
Advanced 92 G/15 <22km/?hrs 6km/4hrs 990m 2580m Strenuous day/Overnight, Glacier Travel

Access

Head off Mamquam road (0km); left at Indian Arm spur 3.7km left fork 6.7km; left fork 9.5km; left fork over bridge (mile post 9) 12.7km; right over bridge 12.9km; left 13.2km; sharp left 15.1km; left (mile post 11) at 15.9 km; left 17.3km right just after pond 21.4km; park near junction at 22.1km, or by creek just beyond. This road is not plowed in the winter.

Route

Cross the creek on a logging road bridge and head NE through the forest (staying on the left of the creek). Continue NE when the creek swings SE; and then up to a ridge (1680m) above a minor lake east of Mamquam. Drop down to the lake and head up an obvious gully which exits at the edge of the ice-field. Skirt Delusion Peak (aptly named) to Mamquam behind. It is possible to ski to within a few meters of the summit.

Hazards

  1. Possible avalanche and falling ice on approach to icefields.
  2. The glacier is heavily crevassed.
  3. Creeks dangerously high in late spring

Trail Conditions