Rising nearly 7000 feet above the Bulkley Valley and with it's 1500 foot sheer walls rising above Kathlyn Glacier, the summit peaks dominate one's attention. The Hudson Bay massive rises gradually from the south to approximately 6000 feet in altitude, forming a large alpine area known as "the Prairie" and it is also the location of a well developed ski area. The cirque around Kathlyn Glacier contains six peaks all higher than 7500 feet, but it is the three highest peaks that hold the most interest for climbers, solid granite, with imposing west facing walls. The north peak is the highest and is accessed most easily from the north; an old mining road allows 4 wheel drive access to the pass between Hudson Bay Mountain and Mount Evelyn along with stunning views of the ice falls of Toboggan Glacier. The mountain can be climbed in a day, a long day, but it is best to plan for two days, the northern approach offers the small, alpine Silvern Lakes as an ideal base camp, being stocked with lake trout. Excellent views of surrounding mountains abound from the summit.
|Range/Region:||British Columbia Coast Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Smithers|
Thanks to John G for adding this peak.
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