Argus Mountain

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Argus Mountain
Argus Mountain.png
Highest point
Elevation 1,994 m (6,542 ft) [1]
Prominence 269 m (883 ft) [1]
Coordinates 49°32′19″N 125°23′12″W / 49.53861°N 125.38667°W / 49.53861; -125.38667Coordinates: 49°32′19″N 125°23′12″W / 49.53861°N 125.38667°W / 49.53861; -125.38667[2]
Geography
Argus Mountain is located in British Columbia
Argus Mountain
Argus Mountain
Location in western British Columbia
Location Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Vancouver Island Ranges
Topo map NTS 92/F11

Argus Mountain is a mountain on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, located 32 km (20 mi) southwest of Courtenay and 1 km (1 mi) north of The Red Pillar.

Argus Mountain is a member of the Vancouver Island Ranges which in turn form part of the Insular Mountains.[1]

History[edit]

Argus Mountain was named...[2]

...to recognize the newspaper, Comox Argus, whose editor, Mr. Ben Hughes, attempted to climb this mountain in 1931. Argus in turn means "watchful guardian"

Access[edit]

Comox Glacier summit (left), Argus Mountain (center), and The Red Pillar (right), viewed from summit of Mount Harmston, located to the North.

Given its stellar position surrounded by other island peaks, no direct routes exist to Argus Mountain. This mountain can be reached from other summits by crossing high alpine ridges and glaciers. It is frequently reached from the Comox Glacier and The Red Pillar.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Argus Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Argus Mountain". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-06-08.