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Mount King EdwardDesignated  Alberta/British Columbia   #13
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Columbia Icefield

Height: 3453 m -> 11329 feet
Prominence?: 703 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Columbia (5.3 km away, at bearing 93 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Columbia (5.0 km away)

Location:   52.15023,-117.51913     52:09:01, -117:31:09   11U 464481 5777874 (73 km E of Mica Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.04   AreaCode: FL27/BF51
First Ascent: Friday August 22, 1924 J. Hickson; H. Palmer; Conrad Kain
King Edward from the South
This peak is #19 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #32 on the Height List for British Columbia .An impressive sprawling snow and ice peak located on the continental divide, just west of Mount Columbia. There are impressive views of the peak from Triad peak to the west. The summit is a long thin ridge, with the highest point at the north end.

The peak is most highly linked to Mount Columbia, separated by the 2720m King Edward-Columbia Col. It is in the Winston Churchill range, and like Triad peak, could also be considered to be within the Columbia Icefield. However it would be a long and epic journey to reach it from Mount Columbia, since the easy way is blocked by cliffs and you would have to descend the icefalls of the Columbia Glacier.

The name on BC Trim maps and on NTS 1:50K map is applied to the northern (lower, 3440 metres) of the two summits. Mountaineering tradition and trip reports treat the southern (higher, 3453 metres) peak as the true summit, and that is how we treat it in Bivouac. A traverse between the two summits is possible, but the kilometer or so separating them is replete with towers and notches.

Name Notes: The peak was named by Mary Schaffer in 1906. Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria, and was 65 years old before he became the King of England in 1901.

Trip Reports within 1 km
26 1994.07.24 King Edward - South and Southeast Slopes Route Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 View West of Mount Columbia (Labelled) Eric Coulthard
12 Mount King Edward Rich Gebert
9 King Edward from the South Rick Collier
4 Mount King Edward from the East Dieter Kepper

Placename Photos
4 Mount Columbia Approach Panorama Dieter Kepper