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Waputik Mountains
Parent Area: Park Ranges

Area: 1070 sq km. Location: The Waputik Mountains is the proper name for the long north-south range of mountains lying between the Bow-Mistaya Rivers and the Amiskwi-Blaeberry-Howse Rivers. It includes both the icefields typically traversed on the so called Wapta Icefield traverse (the <a href=ArxPg.asp?ArxId=1125>Wapta Icefield</a> and the <a href=ArxPg.asp?ArxId=1127>Waputik Icefield</a>. It also includes the President Range. Includes: Wapta Icefield, Waputik Icefield, President Range, Waputik Range. Terrain: These mountains are heavily glaciated. Many are fairly easy ski ascents from the high icefields such as the Wapta Icefield. Certain areas are subject to avalanche, especially once you are off the glaciers and depth hoar becomes a problem. For example, there have been several avalanches on peaks like the President, or the Isolated Col that have buried people.

Top Trips
Murchison - Approach and Climb both Summits Rick Collier
Mount Patterson - East Ridge Tom Wolfe
Mt Chephren from Chephren Lake Paul Kubik
Cross Canada Road Trip (And Culture Exchange) Robin Tivy
A Visit to the Presidents Klaus Haring
Mount Stephen North Ridge Tom Wolfe
A Long Way to Marmota Peak Vern Dewit
A Spring Ascent of Three Peaks from Capricorn Lake Rick Collier
One Day Ski Ascent of Trapper Peak from Peyto Lake Vern Dewit
Climbs of Aiguille, Howse, Stairway, Synge, and Midway Rick Collier
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Top Photos
Howse Peak Northeast Aspect Reid Holmes
Mount Patterson and Peyto Lake from Cirque Peak David Wasserman
Mount Balfour Andrew Siefert
Mount Baker above Trapper Peak Eric Coulthard
Trapper Peak from East-Southeast Reid Holmes
Mistaya Mountain and Mount Patterson Sandra McGuinness
The President/Vice-President Massif Rick Collier
Ayesha Peak Rick Collier
Mount Gordon from the Northwest Rick Collier
Wapta Mountain from the Yoho Pass Trail David Wasserman
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Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing Gem Trek 1:70000 50m