Kafir Peak, British Columbia

Prominence: 174 m, 571 ft

Elevation: 2314 meters, 7592 feet

True Isolation: 1.37 km, 0.85 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Microwave Ridge
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)50° 31' 10'' N, 122° 35' 57'' W
50.519533, -122.599153 (Dec Deg)
528417 E 5596474 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
County/Second Level RegionSquamish-Lillooet

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 15
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 14)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2017-08-12 by Rob Woodall
     2017-08-19 by Adam Walker
     2020-09-20 by Seán Caulfield (GPS Track)

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"Google Maps" shows this peak as Kafir Peak but the widely accepted peak name is Microwave Ridge. This is because of the multiple communications towers ("microwave towers") located on a lower adjacent ridge to the northeast.

This peak is traversed during the standard (NE) approach for nearby Birkenhead Peak, which is a Canadian Ultra-Prominence mountain.
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The east side of Microwave Ridge near Birkenhead Peak, Canada (2013-09-08). Photo by Craig Willis.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 174 m/571 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 194 m/636 ft
  Line Parent: Birkenhead Peak
  Key Col: 2140 m/7021 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.37 km/0.85 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 50.5125, -122.615
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Birkenhead Peak  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Coast Mountains
Range4: Southern Pacific Ranges
Range5: Pemberton-Bralorne Area
Range6: Tenquille Lake Area
Drainage Basins
Strait of Georgia
Pacific Ocean

Harrison Lake
Strait of Georgia
Pacific Ocean
Topo MapBirkenhead Lake 92 J/10 1:50,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Craig Willis.
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