Mount Tinniswood

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A classic peak in a remote area. Mt. Tinniswood is located just north of the Princess Louisa Inlet. Access to the mountain can be obtained from the head of the Jervis Inlet, The Princess Louisa Inlet at Chatterbox Falls or through the Sims Creek drainage which feeds into the Elaho River Valley. The route consists of hiking thru old growth rain forests at lower elevations to high alpine and glacial trekking above tree line and a magnificent summit block. The summit block is most easily obtained via the East arm and consists of snow slopes to 50-55 degrees. The main difficulty in this region is the weather which is consistantly wet and climbers should prepare accordingly. Climbers interested in Tinniswood should conservatively allow 3-4 days for the approach.

Webmaster note: on 6/20/2001 I recieved the following letter:

I have come across your Web site regarding Mt. Tinniswood, and find myself very interested in reading your Fact Box and description.

May I comment on the line "First Climber" ... "Unknown"?

As my name is Thomas Tinniswood Vaulkhard, I have a strong memory of an English mountain climber giving a lecture in Victoria, perhaps about 1960? His name was Arthur Tinniswood Dalton, and he spoke of being invited to name the mountain which he had been the first to climb. He chose to give it his middle name. In a discussion with him after the lecture, he thought it likely we had a common ancestor which caused each of us to have Tinniswood as a middle name (it being a a fairly common surname in northern England, as I have noticed in checking the Internet).

I have always remembered him giving the elevation as 8800 feet, so it is good to see that confirmed in your Fact Box.

If this adds a little background to your information about Mt. Tinniswood, I am pleased to be able to provide it.


Thomas Tinniswood Vaulkhard.

Elevation (feet): 8,800
Elevation (meters): 2,682
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: British Columbia Coast Ranges
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 50.3
Longitude: -123.833
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun
First successful climber(s): Arthur Tinniswood Dalton
Nearest major airport: Vancouver
Convenient Center: Egmont

Thanks to Ryan Oldham for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Tinniswood.

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  • Log #15958 - by William T. Hepler on Feb 04, 2003
    Climbed this with Alastair Handley of Calgary Alberta in August 2000. We started from the Beyond Malibu base camp mid-way along Princess Louisa Inlet. This remote peak is seldom climbed so I will...
  • Log #15959 - by Ryan Oldham on Feb 22, 2001
    Climbing team: Dave Hess, Eric Young, Ryan Oldham We all worked as Beyond Malibu mountain guides which guides trips in this area so we are familiar with the region. We started at Chatterbox Falls at...