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Columbia Icefield

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointMount Columbia (3741 m/12,274 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesAlberta (71%), British Columbia (29%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area775 sq km / 299 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent31 km / 19 mi North-South
45 km / 28 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long52° 9' N; 117° 15' W
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Map of Columbia Icefield
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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 Columbia Icefield.
Columbia Icefield AreaLevel 5 (Parent)
         Winston Churchill RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Columbia IcefieldLevel 6
         Bush-Prattle DivideLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Vertebrae RidgeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Kitchen RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Columbia Icefield

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Mount Columbia374112,274Columbia Icefield
2.North Twin373312,247Columbia Icefield
3.Twins Tower362711,900Columbia Icefield
4.South Twin358111,749Columbia Icefield
5.Mount Bryce350011,483Columbia Icefield
6.Snow Dome3500+11,483+Columbia Icefield
7.Mount Athabasca349111,453Columbia Icefield
8.Mount Kitchener3480+11,417+Columbia Icefield
9.Stutfield Peak345011,319Columbia Icefield
10.Mount King Edward344011,286Columbia Icefield
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Columbia Icefield

Mount Columbia
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The summit pyramid of Mount Columbia rises from the relatively flat expanse of a lobe of its namesake icefield (2012-04-08).
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Snow Dome
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Lupe near summit of Wilcox Pass, Alberta, Canada. Snow Dome (left center 11,483 ft.) and Mt. Kitchener (right 11,417 ft.) visible in the background (2013-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Athabasca

Mount Athabasca and the Columbia Icefield are barely visible through the clouds in this view from Mount Wilcox (1992-08-07).
Mount Saskatchewan
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Lupe near Nigel Pass. Mt. Saskatchewan in the distance (2014-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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