Black Tusk

The most predominant and distinct peak in the area is called Black Tusk (2319m). It is a towering pinnacle of volcanic rock. The local indigenous Squamish people call it t’ak‘t’ak mu’yin tl’a meaning ‘ landing place of the Thunderbird’.

The highest point on Black Tusk is actually Bishop’s Mitre. Named after the type of hat a Bishop or Pope wears it is also intimidating and isolated.

Unlike the average Bishop, the mitre is rumoured to be unclimbed .

First ascent anyone?

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