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British Columbia Peaks with over 1500 meters of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscents
1.Mount Waddington32794019Coast Mountains561.84
2.Mount Robson28193959Canadian Rockies459.56
3.Ulysses Mountain22843024Far Northern Rockies435.70
4.Mount Ratz24303090Coast Mountains310.91
5.Howson Peak18592759Coast Mountains254.10
6.Mount Fairweather39514671Saint Elias Mountains200.315
7.Mount Columbia23613741Canadian Rockies157.625
8.Skihist Mountain24482968Coast Mountains150.80
9.Mount Assiniboine20823616Canadian Rockies141.824
10.Golden Hinde21972197Northwest Coast Islands128.712
11.Mount Jancowski20692729Coast Mountains123.81
12.Shedin Peak17982588British Columbia Interior117.00
13.Devils Paw16932593Coast Mountains99.20
14.Thudaka Mountain17392748British Columbia Interior99.00
15.Sharktooth Mountain16532668British Columbia Interior98.40
16.Mount Sir Alexander17623275Canadian Rockies87.70
17.Tsaydaychuz Peak18262758Coast Mountains82.60
18.Mount Sylvia15592940Far Northern Rockies73.80
19.Mount Farnham21613493Columbia Mountains72.51
20.Whitecap Mountain15332918Coast Mountains71.47
21.Monarch Mountain29153555Coast Mountains70.80
22.Dunn Peak15312636Columbia Mountains70.47
23.Seven Sisters Peaks18622747Coast Mountains68.80
24.Mount Crysdale15542429Far Northern Rockies67.10
25.Mount Goodsir19073567Canadian Rockies64.02
26.Wedge Mountain22492892Coast Mountains63.842
27.Mount Dawson19973377Columbia Mountains63.41
28.Mount Sir Sandford27033519Columbia Mountains61.61
29.Mount Edziza17632793Coast Mountains60.60
30.Mount Odin24092971Columbia Mountains57.53
31.Scud Peak21722987Coast Mountains57.20
32.Atna Peak17842724Coast Mountains56.80
33.Mount Harrison17603360Canadian Rockies52.09
34.Mount Monashee23943274Columbia Mountains51.80
35.Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier27283516Columbia Mountains51.22
36.Mount Tod15232155British Columbia Interior51.228
37.Buckwell Peak19612721Saint Elias Mountains50.50
38.Mount Priestley19452366Coast Mountains49.60
39.Mount Valpy20142219Coast Mountains49.41
40.Mount Joffre15053433Canadian Rockies49.115
41.Gladsheim Peak20562830Columbia Mountains49.01
42.Vile Peak15512189British Columbia Interior46.40
43.Mount Queen Bess23553298Coast Mountains44.70
44.Mount Thomlinson16612451British Columbia Interior43.80
45.Hudson Bay Mountain16092589Coast Mountains42.61
46.Sittakanay Peak17102415Coast Mountains38.70
47.Chutine Peak17582903Coast Mountains38.00
48.Razorback Mountain21533183Coast Mountains36.40
 Mount Clemenceau14843664Canadian Rockies35.91
49.Oscar Peak20992336Coast Mountains35.51
50.Victoria Peak18292159Northwest Coast Islands35.410
51.Cond Peak17202801Columbia Mountains35.311
52.Pukeashun Mountain16962301Columbia Mountains34.512
53.Mount Judge Howay16272262Coast Mountains33.62
54.Mount Cooper23193094Columbia Mountains32.90
55.Mount Cronin15712396British Columbia Interior32.96
56.Mount Tatlow16133063Coast Mountains32.41
57.Brian Boru Peak18322507Coast Mountains32.30
58.Chatsquot Mountain19812365Coast Mountains31.90
59.Rugged Mountain15711861Northwest Coast Islands31.83
60.The Pinnacles16672573Columbia Mountains31.56
61.Mount Monmouth16023182Coast Mountains31.20
62.Faisal Peak16692239Coast Mountains28.90
63.Kispiox Mountain15612096British Columbia Interior28.35
64.Whiting Peak16692524Coast Mountains28.20
65.Mount Lester Jones16582408Coast Mountains27.70
66.Hkusam Mountain15341671Northwest Coast Islands27.58
67.Morton Peak16952250Columbia Mountains27.421
68.Kwatna Peak22152280Coast Mountains26.20
 Ambition Mountain14932953Coast Mountains25.70
69.Otter Mountain22422692Coast Mountains25.41
70.Mount Perseus16832553British Columbia Interior24.30
71.Corsan Peak16091934Coast Mountains24.10
72.Basement Peak16062706Saint Elias Mountains23.60
73.Kootenay Mountain18012456Columbia Mountains23.210
74.Mount Pattullo16172727Coast Mountains23.10
75.Thunder Mountain16942664Coast Mountains22.10
76.Gataga Peak15152533Far Northern Rockies21.20
77.The Horn15272907Coast Mountains20.30
78.Mount Seton15802855Coast Mountains20.216
79.Mount Wotzke15372597British Columbia Interior19.90
80.Detour Peak19062550Saint Elias Mountains19.61
81.Silvertip Mountain18562596Cascade Range19.516
82.Overseer Mountain16792749Coast Mountains19.39
83.Talchako Mountain16763037Coast Mountains19.20
84.Mount Ovington16002949Far Northern Rockies18.50
85.Mount Saugstad18502908Coast Mountains18.40
86.Upper Saddle Mountain16452330Columbia Mountains18.18
87.Kaza Mountain15732543Columbia Mountains17.50
88.Jeanette Peak16573089Canadian Rockies17.40
89.Sharks Teeth Peaks19142304Coast Mountains16.70
90.Robertson Peak15022252Coast Mountains16.30
91.Mount Monkley15291967Coast Mountains15.40
92.Farquhar Peak16791679Northwest Coast Islands14.60
93.Lehua Mountain16592462Coast Mountains14.20
94.Mount Ida15303200Canadian Rockies14.10
95.Unuk Peak17252595Coast Mountains13.70
96.Estero Peak15891664Coast Mountains12.30
97.Mount Addenbroke15911591Northwest Coast Islands9.60
98.Mount Van der Est15021801Coast Mountains9.20
99.Birkenhead Peak17812506Coast Mountains8.914
100.Whitehorn Mountain17473399Canadian Rockies6.95
 Kitlope Peak14801940Coast Mountains6.50

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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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