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British Columbia Peaks with over 1500 meters of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias Mountains124.4 
2.Mount Waddington10,75813,186Coast Mountains349.5 
3.Monarch Mountain956311,663Coast Mountains44.4 
4.Mount Robson924912,989Canadian Rockies285.5 
5.Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier895011,535Columbia Mountains32.1 
6.Mount Sir Sandford886811,545Columbia Mountains38.5 
7.Skihist Mountain80329738Coast Mountains97.6 
8.Mount Ratz797310,138Coast Mountains193.4 
9.Mount Odin79039747Columbia Mountains40.7 
10.Mount Monashee785410,741Columbia Mountains32.2 
11.Mount Columbia774612,274Canadian Rockies98.2 
12.Mount Queen Bess772610,820Coast Mountains28.2 
13.Mount Cooper760810,151Columbia Mountains31.0 
14.Ulysses Mountain74939921Far Northern Rockies270.8 
15.Wedge Mountain73789488Coast Mountains39.7 
16.Otter Mountain73568832Coast Mountains15.8 
17.Kwatna Peak72677480Coast Mountains22.9 
18.Golden Hinde72017201Northwest Coast Islands87.7 
19.Scud Peak71269800Coast Mountains35.7 
20.Razorback Mountain706410,443Coast Mountains22.7 
21.Mount Farnham693211,460Columbia Mountains45.2 
22.Oscar Peak68867664Coast Mountains22.0 
23.Mount Assiniboine683111,864Canadian Rockies88.1 
24.Mount Jancowski67888953Coast Mountains77.1 
25.Gladsheim Peak67469285Columbia Mountains33.2 
26.Mount Dawson670911,079Columbia Mountains39.4 
27.Mount Valpy66077280Coast Mountains30.7 
28.Chatsquot Mountain64997759Coast Mountains35.8 
29.Buckwell Peak64348927Saint Elias Mountains35.0 
30.Mount Priestley63817762Coast Mountains31.3 
31.Sharks Teeth Peaks62797559Coast Mountains13.6 
32.Mount Goodsir625711,703Canadian Rockies39.8 
33.Detour Peak62538366Saint Elias Mountains13.2 
34.Seven Sisters Peaks61089012Coast Mountains42.7 
35.Silvertip Mountain60898517Cascade Range12.1 
36.Mount Saugstad60709541Coast Mountains24.0 
37.Victoria Peak60537083Northwest Coast Islands22.0 
38.Brian Boru Peak60108225Coast Mountains20.4 
39.Howson Peak60019052Coast Mountains158.0 
40.Atna Peak59978937Coast Mountains35.3 
41.Tsaydaychuz Peak59919049Coast Mountains51.4 
42.Kootenay Mountain59098058Columbia Mountains37.3 
43.Shedin Peak58998491British Columbia Interior73.4 
44.Birkenhead Peak58438222Coast Mountains6.3 
45.Mount Edziza57849163Coast Mountains38.4 
46.Mount Sir Alexander578110,745Canadian Rockies54.5 
47.Mount Harrison577511,024Canadian Rockies32.4 
48.Chutine Peak57679524Coast Mountains26.5 
49.Whitehorn Mountain573211,152Canadian Rockies4.9 
50.Thudaka Mountain57069016British Columbia Interior64.3 
51.Unuk Peak56608514Coast Mountains8.6 
52.Cond Peak56439190Columbia Mountains21.9 
53.Sittakanay Peak56107923Coast Mountains24.5 
54.Pukeashun Mountain55647549Columbia Mountains35.1 
55.Morton Peak55617382Columbia Mountains18.9 
56.Thunder Mountain55588740Coast Mountains17.1 
57.Devils Paw55548507Coast Mountains84.7 
58.Mount Perseus55228376British Columbia Interior25.3 
59.Overseer Mountain55099019Coast Mountains12.0 
59.King Island High Point55095509Northwest Coast Islands14.2 
61.Talchako Mountain54999964Coast Mountains11.9 
62.Whiting Peak54768281Coast Mountains33.5 
62.Faisal Peak54767346Coast Mountains21.1 
64.The Pinnacles54708442Columbia Mountains19.7 
65.Mount Thomlinson54498041British Columbia Interior27.4 
66.Mount Lester Jones54397900Coast Mountains17.2 
67.Jeanette Peak543710,135Canadian Rockies12.6 
68.Sharktooth Mountain54238753British Columbia Interior61.2 
69.Upper Saddle Mountain53977644Columbia Mountains14.7 
70.Hubris Peak53818022Coast Mountains32.2 
71.Mount Judge Howay53387421Coast Mountains22.8 
72.Mount Pattullo53058947Coast Mountains14.4 
73.Mount Tatlow529210,049Coast Mountains21.4 
74.Hudson Bay Mountain52798494Coast Mountains31.7 
74.Corsan Peak52796345Coast Mountains17.6 
76.Basement Peak52698878Saint Elias Mountains14.7 
77.Mount Monmouth525610,440Coast Mountains19.6 
78.Mount Ovington52499675Far Northern Rockies11.7 
79.Mount Addenbroke52205220Northwest Coast Islands8.1 
80.Estero Peak52135459Coast Mountains7.8 
81.Goat Mountain51849367Coast Mountains12.6 
82.Kaza Mountain51618343Columbia Mountains22.0 
83.Rugged Mountain51556106Northwest Coast Islands21.8 
84.Mount Cronin51547861British Columbia Interior20.7 
85.Kispiox Mountain51226877British Columbia Interior20.6 
86.Mount Sylvia51159646Far Northern Rockies45.9 
87.Mount Wotzke51058520British Columbia Interior16.2 
88.Mount Crysdale50987969Far Northern Rockies91.5 
89.Vile Peak50897182British Columbia Interior28.9 
90.Whitecap Mountain50299573Coast Mountains45.2 
91.Dunn Peak50238648Columbia Mountains54.1 
92.Mount Ida502010,499Canadian Rockies8.8 
93.Mount Monkley50166453Coast Mountains18.2 
94.The Horn50099537Coast Mountains12.6 
95.Mount Tod49977070British Columbia Interior36.0 
96.Gataga Peak49708310Far Northern Rockies21.9 
97.Hkusam Mountain49485397Northwest Coast Islands21.3 
98.Mount Joffre493811,263Canadian Rockies30.6 
99.Ambition Mountain49319688Coast Mountains16.0 
100.Mount Van der Est49285909Coast Mountains22.0 
101.Robertson Peak49277388Coast Mountains10.1 
 Kitlope Peak49056365Coast Mountains9.9 
 Mount Clemenceau486912,021Canadian Rockies22.3 

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List Description

There are approximately 270 "Ultras" (peaks with 1500 meters of prominence) in the United States and Canada. Well over a third of them (101) are in British Columbia, giving that province the undisputed title of most mountainous region of North America. Indeed, B.C. has almost twice as many Ultras as the entire contigious United States (101 vs. 57).

The rugged mountain terrain in British Columbia is an absolute embarassment of riches. The sprawling Coast Range has by far the most peaks on this list, but list of other ranges represented include a big chunk of the Canadian Rockies, the northernmost Cascade Range, the southern section of the greater Saint Elias Range, peaks of Vancouver Island, and the huge but often ignored Columbia Mountains and its Selkirk, Monashee, Purcell, and Cariboo sub-ranges.

Climbers in Washington state are justifiably proud of the North Casades and its repuation as the most rugged and precipitous range in the US outside Alaska. But compared to the stuff north of the 49th parallel, they are just foothills of little note.

This list is a very strong contender for hardest to complete of any list shown on this web site. The sheer number of peaks and the climbing challenges posed by the vast majority of them conspire to create a virtually impossible objective. It is very likely that several summits have not yet been climbed, and the remoteness of many of the Coast Range peaks presents huge access issues.

 


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