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Range Name(s): Columbia Mountains, Коламбия, Колумбия, Горы Коламбия     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 3 519 m / 11 545 ft     Snow Line: 2 500-2 800 m / 8 202-9 186 ft
Region(s): North America     Average Length: 460 miles / 741 km
Location: Canada: British Columbia; United States (USA): Idaho, Montana, Washington;     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 49°58'23.9''N
-117°-9'-29.531''W
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Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Kelowna International Airport (YLW); Vancouver International Airport (YVR);
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;     Convenience Center(s): Please update

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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, P
urity 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.... Read more

DESCRIPTION Edit

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.

LOCATION Edit

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.

North America, United States (USA): Washington

  • Mount Baker
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  • 15 May - 30 Sep
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North America, United States (USA): Washington

  • Mount Baker
  • Mountaineering - 3 Day(s)
  • 15 May - 30 Sep
  • Tough 
  • 0 people climbed it

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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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