Follow along with Kye Petersen and crew as the head into the Tantalus, one of BC’s most beautiful ranges. Its close to Whistler’s Sea-to-Sky Highway but when you’re out there you feel a world away.
Tantalus is a Greek mythological figure who famously suffered eternal punishment for cannibalism and kinslaying and was made to stand in a pool of water beneath a fruit tree with low branches, with the fruit ever eluding his grasp, and the water always receding before he could take a drink.
There are two explanations to the Tantalus Range’s name according to Wikipedia:
“Allegedly the name was conferred by a local mountain climber who was “tantalized” by the sight of the range’s impressive spires and icefalls from across the turbulent waters of the Squamish River. Alternately, another version of the legend has Tantalus and his family frozen before a banquet, unable to move – very descriptive of the ice-draped and somehow regal character of the peaks and icefields of the range.”
Which one do you prefer?