Snow Dome

Elevation (feet): 11,549
Elevation (meters): 3,520
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.189615
Longitude: -117.317162
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1898
First successful climber(s): J. Norman Collie, Hugh Stutfield, Herman Woolley
Nearest major airport: Edmonton
Convenient Center: Jasper

Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.

Snow Dome sits directly in front of the Columbia Icefield. Dome Glacier, which can be seen in full view from the Icefields Parkway, plunges down steeply from the Icefield. The Athabasca glacier sits to the left as you're looking at it from the Icefields Parkway. Snow Dome also happens to be the spot where rivers flowing down the mountain end up traveling to the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans.

Trip Reports

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

There are 4 trip reports for Snow Dome.

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  • Log #10458 - by Dane Burns on May 20, 2001
    Gary Silver and I climbed Slipstream as the second ascent in 8hrs and 45 minutes. Having arrived at 4:15 PM on the end of the climbing we spent the rest of the evening..which is long at that time of...
  • Log #10459 - by Mark Koob on Mar 01, 2001
    Got to the summit after a night of -28 bivying on the icefields. I thought May was supposed to have good weather. Excellent views from the summit that day though. Would have gotten up Mt.
  • Log #10460 - by Alan Kane on Jan 10, 2000
    This is best done in spring as a ski-mountaineering ascent. April/May especially. The ascent is all glacier travel, with many large crevasses en route. It can be done in a long day from the road,...
  • Log #10461 - by Dale Kolsan on July 22, 1999
    Snow Dome is the highest mountain in the Columbia Icefields area which can be seen from the Icefields Parkway. Mt Columbia is higher, but I couldn't see it from the parkway. The Columbia Icefield...