Mount King Edward

A seldom visited summit west of Mount Columbia and Columbia Icefields that has been made more accessible by a logging road in the last 10 years. Still a beautiful, remote location in the Canadian Rockies wilderness that few parties ever visit. A good 3 or 4 day mountaineering trip from Calgary.

Elevation (feet): 11,450
Elevation (meters): 3,490
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.156389
Longitude: -117.519444
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1924
First successful climber(s): Hickson, Palmer, Conrad Kain
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Golden, B.C.

Thanks to Alan Kane and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Mount King Edward.

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  • Log #13281 - by Mark & Tanya Koob, Carol Martens on Sep 08, 2003
    Ascended normal route (S ridge) from Snowy Pass as part of Alpine Club of Canada's GMC. 12.5 hour return from Snowy Pass. Had some difficulty gaining SW slopes from glacier, recommend tackling the...
  • Log #13282 - by Alan Kane on Jan 25, 2000
    This peak was a really fun adventure, although took 3 tries to get decent weather here. Not surprisingly, we had it all to ourselves. Peaks like these definitely appeal to me more than crowded ones...