Mount Brew (Cheakamus River)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the volcanic peak near Whistler, British Columbia. For other uses, see Mount Brew.
Mount Brew
Mount Brew is located in British Columbia
Mount Brew
Mount Brew
British Columbia, Canada
Elevation 1,757 m (5,764 ft)[1]
Prominence 127 m (417 ft)[1]
Location
Range Pacific Ranges, Coast Mountains
Coordinates 50°02′37″N 123°11′19″W / 50.04361°N 123.18861°W / 50.04361; -123.18861Coordinates: 50°02′37″N 123°11′19″W / 50.04361°N 123.18861°W / 50.04361; -123.18861[2]
Geology
Type Subglacial mound
Age of rock Pleistocene
Volcanic arc/belt Canadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruption Pleistocene
Climbing
Easiest route off trail hike

Mount Brew is a rounded mountain in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, located 18 km (11 mi) southwest of Whistler in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains. A public cabin run by the Varsity Outdoor Club, Brew Hut, is located near the summit. The alpine area is a popular destination for hiking in the summer and backcountry ski touring in the winter and spring.

Mount Brew is a volcanic feature in the Mount Cayley volcanic field of the central Garibaldi Volcanic Belt of the Canadian Cascade Arc. It formed during the Pleistocene period when volcanic activity in this area occurred under glacial ice during the last glacial period. Although it had a vigorous start, the eruption that formed Mount Brew was not sufficiently sustained to form a larger edifice that could break through the surrounding ice and water to form a tuya. Instead, the eruption produced a subglacial mound.

See also[edit]

References[edit]