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Mount Collie  British Columbia   #1670
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Wapta Icefield

Height: 3143 m -> 10312 feet
Prominence?: 423 m  
Line Parent?: Mont des Poilus (2.7 km away, at bearing 203 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mont des Poilus (3.0 km away)

Location:   51.61694,-116.59167     51:37:01, -116:35:30   11U 528271 5718514 (11 km SW of Bow Lake). (25 km N of Field). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.10   AreaCode: FL16/GF19
First Ascent: 1901 James. Outram, Edward. Whymper, C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger (App 10-86; AJ 20-54)
Mount Collie
On the western margin of the Wapta Icefield, 3.6 km NE of Mont des Poilus; 3.4 km SSE of Ayesha Peak.

Name Notes: Named in 1897 by Charles S. Thompson after J. Norman Collie whose background was in chemistry, but because of his passion for the mountains became one of the earliest mountaineers in the Rockies. Collie was born in 1859 on the Isle of skye and went on to first ascents in the Alps and Caucasus among other things, but eventually found his way to Canada where he became one of the many prominent figures in the early history of the Rocky Mountains.

Dr. William Taylor wrote of Collie, "a fascinating character who excelled at science, mountaineering, exploration, geography, photography, art, and whatever else he turned his hand to."

Trip Reports within 1 km
49 2014.04.29 Mount Collie in a day on skis from Bow Lake Vern Dewit
23 2000.10.06 Mount Collie at Thanksgiving Doug Brown
13 null Collie - South Face, Ski Route Graeme Pole
12 null Collie - South Face, Summer Route Graeme Pole


Paper Maps
1:70000Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
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
9 Mount Collie from the Wapta Icefield David Wasserman
8 Mount Collie Vern Dewit
5 Mount Collie from Northeast Reid Holmes

Placename Photos
14 Mount Baker above Trapper Peak Eric Coulthard
6 Approaching the Sickle on the South Ridge of Mount Victoria on Descent Ian Hunt
4 The Wapta Icefield and Mts. Collie and Ayesha Andrew Siefert
2 Mount Collie in the Wapta Icefield Andrew Siefert