Mount Rosseau

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Mount Rosseau
Mt Rosseau.png
Elevation 1,958 m (6,424 ft)
Prominence 613 m (2,011 ft)
Location
Location Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Range Vancouver Island Ranges
Coordinates 49°28′44.0″N 125°30′22.0″W / 49.478889°N 125.506111°W / 49.478889; -125.506111
Topo map NTS 92/F05

Mount Rosseau is a mountain on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, located 43 km (27 mi) southwest of Courtenay and 23 km (14 mi) south of Mount Albert Edward. It is the highest summit of the Septimus-Rosseau massif. The most western summit of the massif is Mount Septimus.

Mount Rosseau is part of the Vancouver Island Ranges which in turn form part of the Insular Mountains.[1]

History[edit]

The BC Geographical Names Information System records the origin of Mt Rosseau's name:[2]

[Mount Rosseau is named after] Ralph Rosseau, a widely known and respected elementary school principal in Port Alberni and a noted mountaineer; killed in a climbing accident on Mount Septimus 3 July 1954. (obituary & photograph in West Coast Advocate, 8 July 1954, file T.1.43) Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Access[edit]

Flower Ridge (left), Price Pass (center) and Mt Rosseau (right)

Mount Septimus has three established access routes:

  1. From Cream Lake, the south aspect can be accessed by ascending the wide couloir to the shoulder west of Mount Septimus' summit. Cream Lake can be accessed from:
    • Bedwell Lake Trail, the traverse west to Cream Lake. Accesses west aspect. Quickest & easiest approach.
    • Price Creek Trail to Cream Lake. Accesses west aspect. The Price Creek Trail is not maintained and is overgrown.
  2. Della Falls Trail to Love Lake. Bushwack west up to a ridge, then head north on the ridge to the mountains flanks. Accesses south aspect.
  3. Flower Ridge Trail to Price Pass. Scramble off of Flower Ridge to the pass between Green and Margret Lakes. Route finding difficulties from the pass onto the mountains flanks. Accesses north aspect.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mount Rosseau in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia
  2. ^ BC Geographical Names Information System, Mount Rosseau