Mount Cayley

Mount Cayley, View from the East

Mount Cayley is an inactive stratovolcano in British Columbia in southwestern Canada. The volcano belongs within the Coast Mountains to the Pacific Ranges. It is located in the Mount Cayley volcanic field and is part of the Garibaldi volcanic belt at the northern end of the Cascade volcanic arc. It was named after a mountain climber of the Alpine Club of Canada, who died shortly before the first ascent of the summit in 1928.

Although the last eruption dates back 200,000 years, it is still potentially dangerous to humans. He has some seismic activity and is affected on the west flank of landslides. Due to a high temperature difference below the surface of up to 10 Kelvin per 100 meters, it 's interesting for geothermal research.

Its summit rises 2377 meters above sea level and is one of the Pacific Ranges in the Coast Mountains. Despite this not too extreme height and a relatively mild climate, its eastern side is occupied by a large glacier ice field, the Powder Mountain Icefield, the mountain heavily insulated. The area around Mount Cayley has been mapped only once in the 1980s and remains easily accessible for hikers and climbers.