Photo by Alan Kane
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1902|
|First successful climber(s):||James Outram, C. Kaufmann|
|Nearest major airport:||Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta|
|Convenient Center:||Jasper, Alberta|
Mount Columbia is the second highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, and the highest whose summit is located entirely within Alberta. It is a majestic snow and glacier-clad peak, towering over 6,000 feet from its northern base. It rises at the northwest corner of the 100-square mile Columbia Icefield. The Icefield is unique in that it forms a tri-oceanic divide, providing melt-off that will ultimately end up in the Arctic, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans.