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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.
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