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British Columbia Peaks with over 1500 meters of Prominence

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RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias Mountains124.415 
2.Mount Waddington10,75813,186Coast Mountains349.14 
3.Monarch Mountain956411,663Coast Mountains44.00 
4.Mount Robson924912,989Canadian Rockies285.57 
5.Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier895011,535Columbia Mountains31.82 
6.Mount Sir Sandford886811,545Columbia Mountains38.32 
7.Skihist Mountain80319738Coast Mountains93.70 
8.Mount Ratz797210,138Coast Mountains193.21 
9.Mount Odin79049747Columbia Mountains35.73 
10.Mount Monashee785410,741Columbia Mountains32.20 
11.Mount Columbia774612,274Canadian Rockies97.926 
12.Mount Queen Bess772610,820Coast Mountains27.70 
13.Mount Cooper760810,151Columbia Mountains20.50 
14.Ulysses Mountain74939921Far Northern Rockies270.70 
15.Wedge Mountain73799488Coast Mountains39.643 
16.Otter Mountain73568832Coast Mountains15.81 
17.Kwatna Peak72677480Coast Mountains16.30 
18.Golden Hinde72087208Northwest Coast Islands79.912 
19.Scud Peak71269800Coast Mountains35.60 
20.Mount Farnham709011,460Columbia Mountains45.11 
21.Razorback Mountain706410,443Coast Mountains22.60 
22.Oscar Peak68867664Coast Mountains22.01 
23.Mount Assiniboine683111,864Canadian Rockies88.125 
24.Mount Jancowski67888953Coast Mountains76.91 
25.Gladsheim Peak67459285Columbia Mountains30.51 
26.Mount Valpy66087280Coast Mountains30.71 
27.Mount Dawson655211,079Columbia Mountains39.41 
28.Chatsquot Mountain64997759Coast Mountains19.80 
29.Buckwell Peak64348927Saint Elias Mountains31.40 
30.Mount Priestley63817762Coast Mountains30.80 
31.Sharks Teeth Peaks62807559Coast Mountains10.30 
32.Mount Goodsir625711,703Canadian Rockies39.82 
33.Detour Peak62538366Saint Elias Mountains12.21 
34.Seven Sisters Peaks61099012Coast Mountains42.70 
35.Howson Peak60999052Coast Mountains157.90 
36.Silvertip Mountain60898517Cascade Range12.117 
37.Mount Saugstad60709541Coast Mountains11.40 
38.Brian Boru Peak60108225Coast Mountains20.10 
39.Victoria Peak60017083Northwest Coast Islands22.011 
40.Tsaydaychuz Peak59919049Coast Mountains51.30 
41.Kootenay Mountain59088058Columbia Mountains14.410 
42.Shedin Peak58998491British Columbia Interior72.70 
43.Atna Peak58538937Coast Mountains35.30 
44.Birkenhead Peak58438222Coast Mountains5.515 
45.Mount Edziza57849163Coast Mountains37.70 
46.Mount Sir Alexander578110,745Canadian Rockies54.50 
47.Mount Harrison577411,024Canadian Rockies32.310 
48.Chutine Peak57689524Coast Mountains23.60 
49.Whitehorn Mountain573211,152Canadian Rockies4.35 
50.Thudaka Mountain57059016British Columbia Interior61.50 
51.Unuk Peak56598514Coast Mountains8.50 
52.Cond Peak56439190Columbia Mountains21.911 
53.Sittakanay Peak56107923Coast Mountains24.10 
54.Pukeashun Mountain55647549Columbia Mountains21.412 
55.Morton Peak55617382Columbia Mountains17.021 
56.Thunder Mountain55588740Coast Mountains13.80 
57.Devils Paw55548507Coast Mountains61.60 
58.Mount Perseus55228376British Columbia Interior15.10 
59.Overseer Mountain55099019Coast Mountains12.09 
59.Farquhar Peak55095509Northwest Coast Islands9.00 
61.Talchako Mountain54999964Coast Mountains11.90 
62.Whiting Peak54768281Coast Mountains17.50 
62.Faisal Peak54767346Coast Mountains18.00 
64.The Pinnacles54698442Columbia Mountains19.66 
65.Mount Thomlinson54498041British Columbia Interior27.20 
66.Lehua Mountain54438077Coast Mountains8.80 
67.Mount Lester Jones54407900Coast Mountains17.20 
68.Jeanette Peak543610,135Canadian Rockies10.80 
69.Sharktooth Mountain54238753British Columbia Interior61.10 
70.Upper Saddle Mountain53977644Columbia Mountains11.28 
71.Mount Judge Howay53387421Coast Mountains20.92 
72.Mount Pattullo53058947Coast Mountains14.40 
73.Mount Tatlow529210,049Coast Mountains20.11 
74.Hudson Bay Mountain52798494Coast Mountains26.51 
74.Corsan Peak52796345Coast Mountains15.00 
76.Basement Peak52698878Saint Elias Mountains14.70 
77.Mount Monmouth525610,440Coast Mountains19.40 
78.Mount Ovington52499675Far Northern Rockies11.50 
79.Mount Addenbroke52205220Northwest Coast Islands6.00 
80.Estero Peak52135459Coast Mountains7.60 
81.Mount Seton51849367Coast Mountains12.516 
82.Kaza Mountain51618343Columbia Mountains10.90 
83.Mount Cronin51547861British Columbia Interior20.46 
83.Rugged Mountain51546106Northwest Coast Islands19.73 
85.Kispiox Mountain51216877British Columbia Interior17.65 
86.Mount Sylvia51159646Far Northern Rockies45.90 
87.Mount Crysdale50987969Far Northern Rockies41.70 
88.Vile Peak50897182British Columbia Interior28.80 
89.Mount Wotzke50438520British Columbia Interior12.40 
90.Hkusam Mountain50335482Northwest Coast Islands17.18 
91.Whitecap Mountain50309573Coast Mountains44.47 
92.Dunn Peak50238648Columbia Mountains43.87 
93.Mount Ida502010,499Canadian Rockies8.70 
94.Mount Monkley50166453Coast Mountains9.50 
95.The Horn50109537Coast Mountains12.60 
96.Mount Tod49977070British Columbia Interior31.828 
97.Gataga Peak49708310Far Northern Rockies13.20 
98.Mount Joffre493811,263Canadian Rockies30.517 
99.Robertson Peak49287388Coast Mountains10.10 
99.Mount Van der Est49285909Coast Mountains5.70 
 Ambition Mountain48989688Coast Mountains16.00 
 Mount Clemenceau486912,021Canadian Rockies22.33 
 Kitlope Peak48566365Coast Mountains4.00 

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List Description

There are approximately 270 "Ultras" (peaks with 1500 meters of prominence) in the United States and Canada. Well over a third of them (100) are in British Columbia, giving that province the undisputed title of most mountainous region of North America. Indeed, B.C. has almost twice as many Ultras as the entire contigious United States (100 vs. 57).

The rugged mountain terrain in British Columbia is an absolute embarassment of riches. The sprawling Coast Range has by far the most peaks on this list, but the roster of other ranges represented include a big chunk of the Canadian Rockies, the northernmost Cascade Range, the southern section of the greater Saint Elias Range, peaks of Vancouver Island, and the huge but often ignored Columbia Mountains and its Selkirk, Monashee, Purcell, and Cariboo sub-ranges.

Climbers in Washington state are justifiably proud of the North Casades and its repuation as the most rugged and precipitous range in the US outside Alaska. But compared to the stuff north of the 49th parallel, they are just foothills of little note.

This list is a very strong contender for hardest to complete of any list shown on this web site. The sheer number of peaks and the climbing challenges posed by the vast majority of them conspire to create a virtually impossible objective. It is very likely that several summits have not yet been climbed, and the remoteness of many of the Coast Range peaks presents huge access issues.


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