The name "Tantalus" comes from Greek Legend. For various crimes King Tantalus was banished to the underworld (Hades) where he spent his days up to his neck in water with delicious fruits hanging over his head which were wafted away whenever he tried to grasp them - hence the word "tantalize". The Tantalus Range peaks were considered especially attractive and tantalizing to the early Vancouver mountaineers.
Mount Tantalus is known for it's very noticeable appearance, and it's snowy face. A beautiful mountain.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1911|
|First successful climber(s):||B. Darling; J. Davies; A. Morkill|
|Nearest major airport:||Vancouver|
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