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Selkirk Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Sir Sandford (3519 m/11,545 ft)
CountriesCanada (57%), United States (43%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesBritish Columbia (57%), Washington (27%), Idaho (15%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area42,139 sq km / 16,270 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent525 km / 326 mi North-South
170 km / 106 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long49° 47' N; 117° 30' W
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Map of Selkirk Mountains
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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 Selkirk Mountains.
Columbia MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Cariboo MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Shuswap HighlandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Okanogan HighlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Monashee MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Selkirk MountainsLevel 4
                 Far North Selkirk MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Revelstoke RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Glacier National Park SelkirksLevel 5 (Child)
                 Duncan RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Slocan RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Valhalla RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Bonnington RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Nelson RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southwest SelkirksLevel 5 (Child)
                 Priest Lake SelkirksLevel 5 (Child)
         Purcell MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Selkirk Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mount Sir Sandford351911,545Far North Selkirk Mountains
2.Mount Dawson337711,079Glacier National Park Selkirks
3.Mount Selwyn335511,007Glacier National Park Selkirks
4.Adamant Mountain334510,974Far North Selkirk Mountains
5.Mount Wheeler333610,945Glacier National Park Selkirks
6.Grand Mountain328710,784Glacier National Park Selkirks
7.Mount Sir Donald328410,774Glacier National Park Selkirks
8.Iconoclast Mountain323610,617Glacier National Park Selkirks
9.Mount Kilpatrick322410,577Glacier National Park Selkirks
10.Mount Fox319610,486Glacier National Park Selkirks
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 NamemftRange5
1.Mount Sir Sandford351911,545Far North Selkirk Mountains
2.Mount Dawson337711,079Glacier National Park Selkirks
3.Mount Moloch309410,151Revelstoke Ranges
4.Mount Cooper309410,151Slocan Ranges
5.Mount Templeman307410,085Duncan Ranges
6.Gladsheim Peak28309285Valhalla Ranges
7.Kootenay Mountain24568058Nelson Range
8.South Selkirk Crest2350+7709+Priest Lake Selkirks
9.Siwash Mountain23207612Bonnington Range
10.Abercrombie Mountain22277308Southwest Selkirks



Photos of Peaks in the Selkirk Mountains

Ursus Major Mountain

I believe this peak rising above Balu Pass in the Selkirks is Ursus Major (1992-08-08).
South Selkirk Crest
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South Selkirk Crest, Idaho. Photo by Cedron Jones (2008-08-23).
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Mount Spokane
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Hanging out with the little fluffy clouds atop Mt Spokane (2015-05-30). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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