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Flathead Range (BC)
Parent Area: Border Ranges

Area: 1522 sq km.Location: The Flathead Range informally extends from the 49th parallel to Tornado Pass on the North, a distance of approximately 100 km. West boundary is Flathead and Elk Rivers. East boundary is Waterton and Livingston Rivers. The formal definition of the range, however, is south of the Crownest Pass (N) and to the east of the Taylor Range and Michel Creek. Terrain: The mountains are bare limestone without glaciers or permanent snow. This group straddles the continental divide with the highest mountain, Mount Blakiston east of the divide. History: n 1858 Lt. Blakiston of the Palliser Expedition crossed North Kootenay pass. Crowsnest pass itself was not discovered until about 10 years later by Michael Phillips, an employee of the Hudson's Bay company at Fort Sheppard, and later a prospector in the gold rush near Fort Steele. He found the pass during his trapping along Morrisey and Michel Creek. (CAJ 1-108, 2-199)

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The Southern Great Divide Trail+, A Six-Day Spring Adventure Rick Collier
Ascend Kishinena Ridge via Grizzly Gulch Rick Collier
Ascents of King Edward Peak and Starvation Peak Rick Collier
A Traverse from Alderson to Carthew via Buchanan Peak Vern Dewit
Syncline to St. Eloi Traverse Vern Dewit
Bovine Lake and Mount Jutland Circuit Rick Collier
A Climbing & Trekking Traverse from Hillcrest to Hwy. #774 Rick Collier
Traverse of Lys Peak and West Castle Rick Collier
Akamina Ridge and Forum Peak Hiking Loop Alex Joseph
A Traverse from Gravenstafel Ridge to Mount Haig Vern Dewit
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Mount Ptolemy from Mount Parrish Rick Collier
Scarpe Mountain Rick Collier
Kenow Mountain Rick Collier
Mount Sentry from the East Alex Joseph
Starvation, Miskwasini, and Kenow Rick Collier
Lys Ridge and Peak Rick Collier
Mount Haig Bob Spirko
The Southeast Ridge of Chinook Peak Rick Collier
Mount McLaren from the Southwest Rick Collier
King Edward and Starvation Peaks, West Kishinena Creek Rick Collier
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