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Coast Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Waddington (4019 m/13,186 ft)
CountriesCanada (87%), United States (13%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesBritish Columbia (81%), Alaska (13%), Yukon Territory (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area242,424 sq km / 93,600 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,307 km / 812 mi North-South
1,018 km / 632 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long54° 59' N; 129° 23' W
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Map of Coast Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Coast Mountains.
Pacific RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Northwest Coast IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Coast MountainsLevel 3
                 Boundary RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Kitimat RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Northern Pacific RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Southern Pacific RangesLevel 4 (Child)
         Northwest U.S. Coast RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central and Southern California RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Baja CaliforniaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cascade RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sierra NevadaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Coast Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Waddington401913,186Northern Pacific Ranges
2.Mount Tiedemann383812,592Northern Pacific Ranges
3.Combatant Mountain376212,343Northern Pacific Ranges
4.Asperity Mountain372312,215Northern Pacific Ranges
5.Serra Peaks365011,975Northern Pacific Ranges
6.Monarch Mountain355511,663Northern Pacific Ranges
7.Damocles Peak350711,506Northern Pacific Ranges
8.Tellot Dome3420+11,220+Northern Pacific Ranges
9.Stiletto Peak339511,138Northern Pacific Ranges
10.Mount Tellot3380+11,089+Northern Pacific Ranges
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Waddington401913,186Northern Pacific Ranges
2.Mount Queen Bess329810,820Southern Pacific Ranges
3.Mount Ratz309010,138Boundary Ranges
4.Howson Peak27599052Kitimat Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the Coast Mountains

Wedge Mountain
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Wedge Mountain in the B.C. Coast Range is one the easier and more accessible major summits in western Canada (2009-06-14).
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Tremor Mountain

From near the Blackcomb Ski Area, the peaks of the Spearhead Range, including Tremor Mountain, rise to the southeast (1997-03-14).
Skagway High Point
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The 8239-foot unnamed peak that is the highest in the new Skagway Borough, Alaska (2008-06-17).
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Birkenhead Peak
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Birkenhead Peak, a prominent summit in Canada's Coast Range (2013-09-07). Photo by Craig Willis.
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Locomotive Mountain
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Overall view from the hiking approach. (Locomotive Mtn has a scrambling route along the left skyline)Image taken on the September 2010 climb. Photo by Jan Triska.
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Microwave Ridge
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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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Sinclair Mountain
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North aspect of Sinclair Mountain (2010-08-04). Photo by Ben Still.
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Horn Spire
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The west face of Horn Spire (2010-06-02). Photo by Ben Still.
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Mount Sumdum
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Sumdum Glacier cascades down towards Holkham Bay with Mount Sumdum on the left (2011-07-12). Photo by Ben Still.
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Snow Tower
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The NE aspect of Snow Tower a 6000' prominence peak in SE Alaska (2015-06-21). Photo by Ben Still.
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