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Continental Ranges
Parent Area: Canadian Rockies

Area: 65086 sq km. Location: This is the most famous part of the Canadian Rockies, and the highest of the four main groupings of this range in Canada (the others being the Muskwa Ranges, Hart Ranges and Border Ranges). The Continental Ranges begin in the area of Mount Sir Alexander and McGregor Pass and extend to just beyond Crownest Pass. The three main subgroupings are the Front Ranges, the Park Ranges, and the Kootenay (Western) Ranges, of which the Park Ranges are the most well-known. The eastern boundary as described here is inaccurate and will remain so until a precise boundary between the Front Ranges and the Foothills can be determined.

Top Trips
1976 Traverse of Mount Robson Bob Hughes
Endless Meadows near McBride - Chalco Creek Rambles Robin Tivy
Overland to the Fraser Headwaters Robin Tivy
Old Goats Summer Camp 2005 : Six Peaks at End of Maligne Lake Rick Collier
Maligne Range Ski Traverse - Trip Report Robin Tivy
2008 KMC Climbing Camp : Among the Adamants: Sandra McGuinness
Exploration of the Holmes-Jackpine Divide Robin Tivy
Whitegoat Wilderness Traverse - Owen Creek to Beauty Creek Robin Tivy
Lyell-Forbes Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
Success on Mount Columbia Eric Coulthard
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Top Photos
Topping out on the Kain Face, Mount Robson Bob Hughes
East Face of Columbia from East of the Trench Steph Durocher
Mount Edith Cavell in April from Skyline Trail Robin Tivy
Mount Assiniboine South Ridge and East Face Reid Holmes
Mount Brazeau From Valad Peak Robin Tivy
Mount Girouard from the West Kevin Altheim
Watchtower from Above the Notch Robin Tivy
Howse Peak Northeast Aspect Reid Holmes
Summit Ridge of Mount Barnard Rick Collier
Shadow Lake and Mount Ball David Wasserman
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Alpine Journal Articles
New Light On Mounts Brown And Hooker E. W. D. Holway
1907 Three Attempts on Pinnacle P. D. McTavish
1915 First Ascent Of Mt. Edith Cavell... E. W. D. Holway
1918 Around Lake Louise In 1918 Val. A. Fynn
1924 Journey Through Jasper - Part 1: Athabasca Pass area J. Munroe Thorington
1924 First Ascents of Mount Barbican and Mount Geikie Val A. Fynn
1924 Journey Through Jasper - Part 2: Ascents in the Rampart Group J Munroe Thorington
1924 Journey Through Jasper - Part 3: Ascents in the Robson Group J Munroe Thorington
1926 Attempt on Mt. Redoubt - 1926 T.B. Moffat
1928 Trails of the Athabaska and Columbia, 1928 - Part 1 J. Monroe Thorington More Journal Articles