Mount Tantalus

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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.

Elevation (feet): 8,540
Elevation (meters): 2,603
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 49.818111
Longitude: -123.329389
Difficulty: Scramble
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
Convenient Center: Squamish

Thanks to ShootForTheSummit for adding this peak.

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