Mount Rimmon

Mt Rimmon East Face.

The 700m NE Face of Mt Rimmon.

Mount Rimmon

Elevation: 2582m/8471ft

Prominence of East Face: 1100m/3608ft

Sub Range: Monarch Icefield

Latitude:    52° 0’13.66″N

Longitude: 126°15’48.25″W

Access:  Difficult. Requires expedition or ski plane.

Best self-propelled route is from the Nusatsum FSR to Ape Lake, followed by crossing the toe of the Monarch Icefield past the Jacobsen-Mongol Col.

Info: Mount Rimmon is not the highest peak around and it has only about 400m of prominence from the Monarch Icefield. This makes that it’s often overlooked as a less desirable objective. Despite it’s lack of height above the Monarch Icefield on the North, on all other aspects the flanks of this mountain drops steeply into the Taleomey River Valley. At it’s largest, the vertical relief is 2000m which puts this mountain on the radar as a worthwhile ascent.

Popularity: Mountain is unacustomed to ascents but sees occasional visitors on the Monarch Icefield.

First Ascent:  Unknown and unrecorded first ascent.

Skiable: Not from Summit. South West and South face.

Easiest Route to Summit: West Glacier with scramble via South ridge to Summit.

Avalanche Terrain: Complex

Mt Rimmon seen in the background of camp on the Monarch Icefield.

Mt Rimmon seen in the background of camp on the Monarch Icefield. Photo Nick Matwyuk

Mt Rimmon sticking out from above the Monarch Icefield.

Mt Rimmon sticking out from above the Monarch Icefield. Photo Nick Matwyuk.

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