Mount Christie is located deep within Olympic National Park. The stately Christie massif is situated southeast of Mount Seattle on the opposite side of Low Divide. It's located in the Queets-Quinault group, so it's a remote climb requiring several days of wilderness navigation, glacier climbing, and rock scrambling. Weather systems coming off the Pacific Ocean will also affect difficulty. Mount Christie stands at the head of the Elwha River valley, and precipitation on Mt. Christie drains into the Elwha River on the north side, and into the Quinault River on the south side.
The mountain was named to honor James Halbold Christie, who was the leader of the Seattle Press Expedition which first explored the unknown interior of the range in 1889-1890. The massif has several peaks, and the large Christie Glacier resides in the north cirque below the main summit.
Refer to Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide, by Olympic Mountain Rescue, for information on the established climbing routes on Mount Christie.
Prominence: 1777 feet.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1907|
|First successful climber(s):||Asahel Curtis, and party|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||Port Angeles|
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