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From https://stevensong.com/coastal-interior-bc/pemberton-onwards/mount-mclean/ Note that the summit of Mt.
McLean is wrongly labeled on the Canadian Topographic 1:50K map while the “true” Mt.
McLean is actually referred to the highest peak in the entire Mission Range at its south-eastern end.
A full discussion can be found on Bivouac.com, although to read the article you have to be a paid member.
This peak, although not nearly as significant as the nearby Mt.
Brew and Mt.
Seton (which are the 5th and 7th highest peaks in SW BC, respectively), still features a near-2000 m elevation gain from the valley bottom.
The traditional way to tag this summit was by a long traverse over all the subsidiary summits on Mission Range from Seton Portage to the north, but Alex had found a much-faster option thank to his exploration and ascent of the small “Dickey Peak” in the past month.