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Kootenay Area
Parent Area: Western North America
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Area: 42705 sq km.   This area is defined for the purposes of the Bivouac hierarchial maps, and is divided from the South Rockies by the Rocky Mountain trench west. As such, it includes Cranbrook, but does not include the Elk river valley (Fernie). Note that there is also a loose definition of "East Kootenays" which goes all the way to the Alberta border, and includes the Elk river valley, which drains into Kootenay River. The area borders in Bivouac are usually valleys, whereas the area borders for tourists are...more

Top Trips
Deep in the Goat Range: Cascade Mountain, Poplar Lakes, Mount Marion attempt Dean Richards
A Return Visit With The Great White Whale: 2010 KMC Climbing Camp Sandra McGuinness
2008 KMC Climbing Camp : Among the Adamants: Sandra McGuinness
Yet More Adventures in Farwoods: Part III Wood, Kootenay and Steeple Sandra McGuinness
Dogtooth Range Exploration, and Climb of Dogtooth Peak Robin Tivy
What A Wonderful World: Climbing Mount Sir Donald and Uto Peak Sandra McGuinness
Horsing Around up Granite Creek (Mount Findlay) Doug Brown
A Southern Selkirk Haute Route Jeff Volp
St Mary's Greatest Hits: Nowitka Dean Richards
Peak Bagging in the Adamant Range Sandra McGuinness
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Top Photos
Farnham From North Ridge of The Cleaver Doug Brown
Mount Sir Sandford from Pioneer Peak Jeff Volp
High on the Koedt-Rowat Route (Gladsheim Southwest Face) Drew Brayshaw
The Dawson Amphitheater Jeff Volp
Mount Findlay Doug Brown
Cond Peak, Sawtooth Ridge and Kokanee Glacier Doug Brown
The Drying of the Purcells: Eyebrow, Birthday and the Starbird Glacier Sandra McGuinness
Hall Peak and Leaning Towers from the East Doug Brown
Jumbo and Karnak Doug Brown
I Wanna Ski That - Baldy Mountain Sandra McGuinness
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Alpine Journal Articles
1906 First Ascent Of Mount Tupper Wolfgang Koehler
1907 A Day On Sir Donald Frank W Freeborn
1908 How to Reach Mount Sir Sandford P. A. Carson
1914 First Ascents Of Mt. Farnham And Mt. Farnham Tower (1914) A. H. MacCarthy
1915 Climbs and Explorations in the Purcell Range in 1915 - Ethelbert W. E. Stone
1915 Climbs and Explorations in the Purcell Range in 1915 - Delphine W. E. Stone
1928 Trails of the Athabaska and Columbia, 1928 - Part 2 J Munroe Thorington
1959 The 1959 H.M.C. Climbing Camp George Millikan
1979 Battle Brook to the Battle Range Phil Smith
Paper Maps