Mount Arrowsmith

Featured photo of Mount Arrowsmith

Mount Arrowsmith is the highest peak on Southern Vancouver Island and is located on the North-East side of the Cameron Valley. The peak has steep South-West and North-East faces and a long gradual North ridge that can be easily accessed from a gully to the north and to the West of Mount Cokely. The hiking route has moderate terrain and no climbing gear is required, although it may be wise to carry as the last peak is rather steep. The mountain has a nice lake below the North ridge. The lake is the headwaters of the Englishman River. UTM Grid coordinates of this peak are 384000 m East and 5453350 m North.

Elevation (feet): 5,968
Elevation (meters): 1,819
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: British Columbia Coast Ranges
Latitude: 49.2167
Longitude: -124.6
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Port Alberni
Convenient Center: Port Alberni

Trip Reports

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

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Arrowsmith.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #21548 - by Ian on Dec 17, 2008
    Only 2 people make it to the summit Saturday, December 13th 2008. Me and my hiking partner, choose to take the Main snowgully up to the summit, then traveled back down the judges route. ease.
  • Log #13777 - by Stan Martin on Sep 05, 2004
    Wonderful climb. Great view from the summit. Quite steep. Windy at the top.
  • Log #13778 - by Peter Rothermel on Jan 15, 2001
    I can roll out of bed and be hiking on the mountain in an hour, so I'm up there almost every week. If you're intrested in the history, routes or politics on this mountain, give me a call.