Mount Waddington

Photo of Mount Waddington

Photo by Brian E. Holmes

Details

Elevation (feet): 13177
Elevation (meters): 4016
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Pacific Ranges
Range/Region: British Columbia Coast Ranges
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 51.3667
Longitude: -125.233
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1936
First successful climber(s): Fritz Wiessner, William House
Nearest major airport: Vancouver, British Columbia
Convenient Center: Vancouver, British Columbia

Description

Mount Waddington is the highest mountain in the Coast Range of British Columbia. It is an immense snowy massif, whose valleys are filled with glaciers that stretch for miles. Many steep faces rise up to 5,000 feet. The mountain's structure has inspired comparisons to the Mont Blanc massif. Mount Waddington is a remote mountain requiring a lengthy approach, typically from sea. Boats are usually hired in Vancouver for the long seaward approach through the Strait of Georgia and Knight Inlet, although shorter journeys are possible by hiring a boat from any of the small coastal harbors of Vancouver Island.

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