Mount Brew (Cheakamus River)

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This article is about the volcanic peak near Whistler, British Columbia. For other uses, see Mount Brew.
Mount Brew
Highest point
Elevation 1,757 m (5,764 ft) [1]
Prominence 127 m (417 ft) [1]
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]
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Pacific Ranges, Coast Mountains
Age of rock Pleistocene
Mountain type Subglacial mound
Volcanic arc/belt Canadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruption Pleistocene
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.

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Brew". Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Mount Brew". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-07-13.