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Central Icefields

Highest PointMount Forbes (3617 m/11,867 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesAlberta (51%), British Columbia (49%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area992 sq km / 383 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent34 km / 21 mi North-South
43 km / 27 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long51° 55' N; 117° 4' W
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Map of Central Icefields
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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 Central Icefields.
Central Main RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Selwyn RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Jasper RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North IcefieldsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Clemenceau IcefieldLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Columbia Icefield AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central IcefieldsLevel 5
                 Alexandra GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Lyell GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Forbes GroupLevel 6 (Child)
         Southwest Central Park RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Freshfield IcefieldLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Waputik MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Icefields

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Mount Forbes361711,867Forbes Group
2.Mount Lyell349811,476Lyell Group
3.Mount Alexandra340111,158Alexandra Group
4.Oppy Mountain331110,863Alexandra Group
5.Mount Amery3280+10,761+Lyell Group
6.Mount Erasmus326510,711Lyell Group
7.Mount Outram324510,646Forbes Group
8.Monchy Mountain3200+10,499+Lyell Group
9.Sullivan Peak30229915Lyell Group
10.Arctomys Peak28049199Lyell Group
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 NamemftRange6
1.Mount Forbes361711,867Forbes Group
2.Mount Lyell349811,476Lyell Group
3.Mount Alexandra340111,158Alexandra Group



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