Mamquam Mountain

This is a moderate difficulty glacier climb ascending 5735 feet from Skookum Creek trailhead to the summit of Mamquam Mountain in Garibaldi Provincial Park. You will pass by two alpine lakes and gain the Mamquam Icefield enroot to the summit. Permits are required when camping within the park along this route.

Mamquam Mountain is located in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamich, BC. To get there travel north on Freeway 99 to Squamish. Go right on Mamquam forest service road for 8.5 miles to the Skookum Rd turn off. Go left onto Skookum Rd and continue 4.2 miles to the end of the road at 3,700 ft. High clearance vehicles are required.

The climb itself required a log crossing of Paranoid Creek, steep hiking to Darling Lake, then a choice of two routes to the summit. Route #1 follows a drainage past an upper tarn to gain the Mamquam Glacier and traverse to the summit from the northwest side. Route #2 continues up the steep slopes east of Darling Lake, creating a ridge top to gain the glacier and approach the summit from the east side.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Basic Alpine
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,735 ft
  • 8,435 ft
  • Land Manager: Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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