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Columbia Mountains

Region(s): North America, Canada: (British Columbia), United States (USA): (Idaho, Montana, Washington)
Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Max. Elevation: 3 519 m / 11 545 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 460 miles / 741 km
Average Width: 493 miles / 306 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Columbia Mountains
Max. Elevation: 3 519 m / 11 545 ft
Region(s): North America
Location: North America, Canada: (British Columbia), United States (USA): (Idaho, Montana, Washington)
Activity type: Please update
Starting Point: 49.97330558682924
-117.158203125
Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 2 500-2 800 m / 8 202-9 186 ft
Average Length: 460 miles / 741 km
Average Width: 493 miles / 306 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Kelowna International Airport (YLW), Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Convenience Center(s): Please update
National
Park(s):
Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, Bowron Lake Provincial Park, Wells Gray Provincial Park, Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park, Bugaboo Provincial Park

Location

North America, Canada: (British Columbia), United States (USA): (Idaho, Montana, Washington)
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    The Columbia Mountains are one of the great classic areas of North American alpinism. It offers fine climbs on rock, snow, and ice at all standards of difficulty, with a great deal, in particular, for the intermediate mountaineer. Glacier National Park is the acknowledged birthplace of mountaineering in North America. Peaks of the Hermit Range, the Bonney and Bostock Groups, the Van Horne Range, Purity Range, Dawson Range, and the especially challenging Sir Donald Range all lie wholly or in part within Glacier National Park. There are a lot of climbing routes and many hike opportunities in National Park Mount Revelstoke. Alpine areas such as the Bugaboos are increasingly popular for skiing and hiking.
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    The Columbia Mountains are situated in USA and Canada and consist of four main ranges - Monashee Mountains, Selkirk, Purcell and Caribou. Lots of peaks have an elevation over 3000 meters.
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    The Columbia Mountains are located in southeastern British Columbia, and partially in Montana, Idaho and Washington (75% is in Canada, 25% in the United States). They are bounded by the Rocky Mountain Trench on the east, and by Interior Plateau on the west.
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    American geographic classifications place the Columbia Mountains as part of the Rocky Mountains complex but this designation does not apply in Canada (despite a British Columbia government tourism campaign to rebrand their southern portion as the "Kootenay Rockies").

     

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