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Snow Dome  Alberta/British Columbia
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Columbia Icefield

Height: 3510 m -> 11516 feet
Prominence?: 230 m  
Line Parent?: North Twin (9 km away, at bearing 297 degrees)

Location:   52.18765,-117.31635     52:11:16, -117:18:59   11U 478374 5781957 (93 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.03   AreaCode: FL27/BD81
First Ascent: 1898 J. Collie; H. Stutfield; H. Woolley
Snow Dome from Wilcox Peak
This peak is #9 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #23 on the Height List for British Columbia .Located on the Columbia Icefield, at the head of the Athabasca, Saskatchewan and Columbia Glaciers. Snowdome is the "triple point" where the continental divide between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans splits into two divides: the Arctic-Pacific Divide (between the Arctic Ocean and Pacific Ocean), and the Arctic-Hudson's Bay Divide, between Hudson's Bay and the Arctic Ocean. The three main glaciers that drain from the peak go to the Athabasca River (Arctic Ocean), the Saskatchewan River (Hudson's Bay) and the Columbia River (Pacific Ocean).

Name Notes: The peak was first climbed by Norman Collie and party in 1898. Collie first referred to the peak as "The Dome" in 1898, but in 1919 it was officially named "Snow Dome".

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
30 2008.09.18 Snow Dome Apex is not the exact continental triple point Route Klaus Haring

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Paper Maps
1:75000Columbia Icefield Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies (Explorer's Map and Guide) Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
11 Snow Dome Ice Topo Drew Brayshaw
8 Snow Dome from Wilcox Peak David Wasserman
5 Snow Dome, the Dome Glacier, and Mount Kitchener David Wasserman

Placename Photos
17 Mount Woolley Panorama Dave Stephens
17 Mount Columbia From Near Snow Dome Philip Mees
13 Columbia Icefield Panorama from Tangle Ridge Eric Coulthard
11 Tangle Ridge and the Columbia Icefields Eric Coulthard
10 Wilcox Peak Panorama Ian Hunt
7 Labelled Panorama from Castleguard, Part 2 David Wasserman
6 Snow Dome, Mount Columbia, Mount Kitchener, and North Twin Rick Collier
6 Seracfall on the Columbia Icefields Lee Lau