Mount Waddington

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Mount Waddington is the highest mountain in the Coast Range of British Columbia. It is an immense snowy massif, whose valleys are filled with glaciers that stretch for miles. Many steep faces rise up to 5,000 feet. The mountain's structure has inspired comparisons to the Mont Blanc massif. Mount Waddington is a remote mountain requiring a lengthy approach, typically from sea. Boats are usually hired in Vancouver for the long seaward approach through the Strait of Georgia and Knight Inlet, although shorter journeys are possible by hiring a boat from any of the small coastal harbors of Vancouver Island.

Elevation (feet): 13,177
Elevation (meters): 4,016
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: British Columbia Coast Ranges
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 51.3667
Longitude: -125.233
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1936
First successful climber(s): Fritz Wiessner, William House
Nearest major airport: Vancouver, British Columbia
Convenient Center: Vancouver, British Columbia

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Waddington.

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  • Log #7641 - by Hans Zimmermann on Dec 30, 2001
    One of the best climbs I've been on in 20 years! Wish this site was more comprehensive... it has potential.
  • Log #7642 - by Damer Waddington on July 07, 2001
    I am a great great nephew of Alfred Pendrell Waddington for whom the peak was named!