Mount Addenbroke

Desolation Sound Hike on East Rhonda Island

Coastal Mountaineering

Mount Addenbroke (1,591m) is an extremely prominent mountain tucked away in the Discovery Island region of British Columbia’s Inside Passage on East Redonda Island. Almost the entirety of the mountain and most of the eastern half of the island are protected as the East Redonda Ecological Reserve.

It is one of the highest island peaks in British Columbia and one of the highest island peaks in the world based on circumference of the island.

Paddling in Pendrell Sound with a sub-summit of Mount Addenbroke to the right.

“Addenbroke was long thought to be the highest mountain in BC not on the mainland or on Vancouer Island, but an unnamed peak on King Island [near Bella Coola] is now known to be 1,679m high.” – The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names.

Needless to say, it is quite steep – rising over 1,500m in less than 3 km – and offers commanding…

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