Plinth Peak

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Plinth Peak
Plinth Peak north face.jpg
North face of Plinth Peak
Elevation 2,677 m (8,783 ft)[1]
Prominence 947 m (3,107 ft)[1]
Location
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Pacific Ranges
Coordinates 50°38′42.7″N 123°30′38.9″W / 50.645194°N 123.510806°W / 50.645194; -123.510806
Topo map NTS 92J/12
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Pleistocene
Volcanic arc/belt Canadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruption Pleistocene
Climbing
First ascent 1931 N. Carter; A. Dalgleish; T. Fyles; M. Winram[1]
Easiest route rock/ice climb

Plinth Peak, sometimes called Plinth Mountain, is the highest satellite cone of Mount Meager, and one of four overlapping volcanic cones which together form a large volcanic complex in the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt of the Canadian Cascade Arc. It is one of the most recently formed volcanic formations of the Mount Meager massif.

Plinth Peak is the highest volcanic peak of Mount Meager. Located on the steep north flank of Plinth is the remnant of an inner crater wall that was destroyed by a lateral blast during a period of volcanic activity about 2,350 years ago.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "Plinth Peak". Bivouac.com. http://www.bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=952. Retrieved 20 August 2013.