Overseer Mountain

  • Overseer Mountain
  • 2749 m
  • Primary factor 1679 m
  • British Columbia, Canada.
  • Location: North 50.52878, West 123.38087 (GPS on the summit.)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 3
  • Climbed August 29. 2018


See this summary for a quick overview of the peaks climbed on this trip.

How to get there:
An ideal place from where to climb this peak is the VOC (Varsity Outdoor Club) Harrison Hut. The club has done a great job establishing a trail to this hut from a trailhead that may be reached via a forest service road (FSR) called Lillooet South FSR.
Locate Pemberton along Hwy. 99 (north of Whistler). At Pemberton Portage Rd turn left. Follow the road to a roundabout where you go left onto Birch Rd. At the end of Birch Rd make a right onto Pemberton Meadows Road. Continuing on this road 9km past the Lillooet River FSR turnoff leads you straight to the start of the Lillooet South FSR.
One should drive about 23.7 kilometer on Lillooet South FSR. Note that there is a gate after 2 km and a second gate at 23 km. These may be locked in which case accessing this trailhead will be difficult. There seem to be no reliable information about this issue (policy). If there is active logging activity vehicles may be driving in in the morning and back out in the late afternoon. One may then be able to access (in/out) at these times.

Route description:
There is a clear marker across the road to indicate the start of the trail. If it is missing, just search for the trail, it should be easy to find. The start is quite a bit left (when looking uphill) from the creek. However, the trail initially moves towards the top ridgeline that follows the creek, thus one should always be able to find it.
This trail is quite well marked with ribbons (blue and yellow) as well as cairns.