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Avalanche Mountain  British Columbia   #2374
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Duncan Ranges / Sir Donald Range

Height: 2861 m -> 9386 feet
Prominence?: 280 m  
Line Parent?: Uto Peak (2.7 km away, at bearing 131 degrees)
Greater Parent: Uto Peak (3.0 km away)

Location:   51.28806,-117.46944     51:17:17, -117:28:10   11U 467264 5681963 (35 km W of Golden). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.06   AreaCode: FL17/CE86
First Ascent: 1885 John Macoun, James m. Macoun
Sunset on Avalanche
The spot height for both summits is 2861m.

The 2644m ENE subpeak was climbed in 1901 by Arthur O Wheeler, in a survey party. Notes from old "unnamed" entry as follows: A small peak north east of Avalanche Peak that overlooks the gorge of Avalanche Creek. The only recorded route is the west ridge, a class 3 scramble accessed from the summit of Avalanche peak. The steep north face is apparently unclimbed.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
46 2011.08.27 Climbing Avalanche Mountain and Eagle Peak Sandra McGuinness
25 2008.07.25 Traversing Eagle Peak Lee Shepherd
35 2003.08.24 Avalanche Mountain Southwest Ridge Jason Dixon
39 2003.08.14 Avalanche Mountain - Southwest Face Lee Shepherd


Paper Maps
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Avalanche Mountain from the Southeast Dean Richards
7 Avalanche Mountain's Northwest Couloir Conor Hurley
5 Sunset on Avalanche Doug Brown

Placename Photos
6 MacDonald, Avalanche, and Eagle Rick Collier
2 Mount Sir Donald from the Northwest Rick Collier