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.