Mount Albert Edward

Mount Albert Edward is the fourth highest peak on Vancouver Island and is located in Strathcona Provincial Park. The peak has steep North and West faces and two long gradual South and East ridges where two hiking routes are established. The two hiking routes have moderate terrain and no climbing gear is required. The peak has a vertical rise of 294 meters and the Nearest High Neighbour is the Golden Hinde (2195 meters) approximately 23 kilometers away. The mountain has a few small ice fields year round and was named after Edward VII who took the throne on the death of Queen Victoria. UTM Grid coordinates of this peak are 324675 m East and 5505430 m North.

Elevation (feet): 6,870
Elevation (meters): 2,094
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: British Columbia Coast Ranges
Province:
Latitude: 49.6667
Longitude: -125.417
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Comox
Convenient Center: Courtenay

Trip Reports

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

There are 38 trip reports for Mount Albert Edward.

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  • Log #13289 - by Norwood McGregor on Oct 20, 2004
    Great Hike, Second time for me. Got lost in fog first time trying to get over to CastleCrag. This time hiked with my 20 yr. daughter.
  • Log #13290 - by Sean Higgins on Oct 03, 2004
    This is the best hike on the island for anyone from young to old. Easy enough for a child, breathtaking enough for the old and experienced! This time was the nicest weather yet! Sept. is the best...
  • Log #13291 - by Christine Boroski on Sep 30, 2004
    from buttle lake, jack's augerpoint trailhead to the Raven lodge on mount washington totalled 24 hours and 15 minutes. A crazy survivor canada contestant and first woman across the finish line!
  • Log #13292 - by Natalie on Sep 06, 2004
    My father, 7 year old brother and 16 year old brother took 8 hours to climb up and back. Very breath taking scenery. Fog and clouds off and on.
  • Log #13293 - by Stan Martin on Sep 05, 2004
    Cold, windy, fogggy day. Great sense of accomplishment. Some marking cairns were hard to find. close encounter with black bear on the way down
  • Log #13294 - by Matt Williams on Aug 19, 2004
    Awesome trip with a great group of people. Beautiful scenery and views. Nothing beats singing on the summit with snow pourin down. Cant wait to pay the mountain another visit!
  • Log #13295 - by Sammy Kemble-Rotherham on July 30, 2004
    I am an 8 year old 9.5 pound toy poodle and I was very tired and stiff the next day but I made it.
  • Log #13296 - by Robert Gagliano on Feb 06, 2004
    Remember: Strangers who laugh at me on the summit, end up breaking their leg :)
  • Log #13297 - by Scott Anley on Jan 13, 2004
    Great hike , started at the Raven Lodge at Mt.Washington Resort. Hiked the top of Mt.Jutland that morning and proceeded to the summit of Albert Edward around noon.
  • Log #13298 - by Jason Lloyd on Sep 30, 2003
    The hike to the peak is very inspiring and the view is really second to none. My hat is off to those who tried and did or did not succeed from the parking lot in one day. We camped at Circlet Lake...
  • Log #13299 - by Les & PK on Sep 29, 2003
    View 10/10 Weather 9/10 (hot, hot, hot!) Trail ... some very tricky sections of vertical that challenge the faint of heart and those with either a fear of heights or leg problems. Hikers should...
  • Log #13300 - by Ron and Tracy Lockyer on Aug 04, 2003
    The climb up Mount Albert Edward was my husband's idea and I was a little skeptical that I would make it to the top. The day couldn't have been more perfect. The sun was shining and there were very...
  • Log #13301 - by Matt Koebernick on May 07, 2003
    The first time I went up there and it was awesome. Best hike/camping trip in a long time. Going to do it next year.
  • Log #13302 - by Kristi and Dave Meredith on May 06, 2003
    Yesterday it poured rain, stayed at base camp at Cirlet Lake, woke to Blue Sky. Half way up we followed the snow shute straight up instead of taking the trail to the right!! (won't make that mistake...
  • Log #13303 - by Kristi and Dave Meredith on May 06, 2003
    Yesterday it poured rain, stayed at base camp at Cirlet Lake, woke to Blue Sky, half way up we followed the snow shute straight up instead of taking the trail to the right!! (won't make that mistake...
  • Log #13305 - by Harry Tamacas on Jan 25, 2003
    There aren't words in the english language to describe the feeling of making it to the top and conquering the elements...Good Times!
  • Log #13306 - by Seth Koebernick on Sep 24, 2002
    Awesome, weather, clear sky's and no wind. Best weather I have ever seen up there.
  • Log #13307 - by Andrea & Gus Mercer on Sep 23, 2002
    Although it was extremely foggy at Circlet in the morning, the visibility at the sumit was incredible by noon. A fairly easy mountain to summit for anyone in half decent shape. Would recommend...
  • Log #13308 - by matt dawes on Aug 22, 2002
    i hiked mount albert edward coming down it got foggy but we found the rock cairns and made it down in the pouring rain to circlet lake. the vew wasnt very good because it was so foggy but we got good...
  • Log #13309 - by Tyrone Frewer on July 21, 2002
    it was an amazing trip. I was both mystified and stupified by the amazing view from the top. "Best Trip Ever"
  • Log #13311 - by Kevin Dunbar on June 02, 2002
    I summited a few years ago, but searching for old girlfriends on the internet i found this site. Congrats to all other climbers HOW BIG? Are you joking? Stellys Grad 99
  • Log #13313 - by Chris Shepard on Oct 04, 2001
    I did the trip solo and summited at about 10:00 AM. It took 3 hours from camp at Circlet Lake. Spectacular day and spectacular views!
  • Log #13314 - by Brian Kowalski on Aug 31, 2001
    Headed up on the wrong side of noon, but made it there and back for dinner at Circlet. can't wait to go back and do the other two peaks!
  • Log #13316 - by Ray WAtson on July 06, 2001
    Pretty sweet hike... lotsa good scenry, sorta dificuly but definitly worth it once at the very top. Ill probally do it again.
  • Log #13317 - by Emma Walden on June 14, 2001
    I was one of the few students from Stelly's to summit Mt. Jutland. It was sweet to have accomplished something but the best parts of the trip we not when we summited but getting there and coming...
  • Log #13318 - by Hilary Cochrane on June 14, 2001
    Albert Edward is a great trip. Especially if you have a good group of people. Our trip didn't get to summit Albert Edward, but we did another peak instead called Mt.Jutland. When you're on the...
  • Log #13319 - by Alli Munro on June 12, 2001
    I was one of the lucky ones to summit Mt.Jutland. It was a great experience, and my classmates were sweet. I might not want to do it again, but it was so much fun, and definetly a gong show!
  • Log #13320 - by Laurel Borrowman on June 12, 2001
    AHHHHH, GAHD that trip was good!! AHHHH! I wouldn't go back in the snow, but don't regret a single moment of the trip. Goooooooood times up there, gmft. :-)
  • Log #13321 - by Dayna Gamble on June 11, 2001
    We climbed Mount Jutland which is right beside Albert Edward because Albert Edward was all fogged in. It was still a lot of fun! Cold, wet and snowy but so, so much fun. It's the best trip of your...
  • Log #13322 - by Vanessa Allen on June 11, 2001
    This was a challenging, but great experience. I don't recommend it to all, but if you think you can do it, definetly experience this adventure!!! i will never forget my experience, and all the people...
  • Log #13323 - by lindsey eastgate on June 11, 2001
    i was part of the mt.jutland gong show!! boo to all you mt.albert edward kids boo!! jk.... i had fun.
  • Log #13324 - by Ian Dunbar on June 11, 2001
    Great experience, congratulations to all who have summited and all who will summit. " Only from the valley does the mountain seem high. You are only as limited in life as you limit yourself to...
  • Log #13329 - by Stewart Robertson on Feb 08, 2001
    An awsome trip, long since completed. But an indelible memory etched in time. "What we do in life, echoes in eternity"
  • Log #13331 - by Ryan Frazer on Dec 12, 2000
    it get cold on the ice fields so dress worm
  • Log #13332 - by richard mounce on Dec 11, 2000
    it was great and so where the people
  • Log #13333 - by Crystal Davidson and Steve Laing on June 07, 2000
    We got the fortune of being in the class from Stelly's school that got to take Ryan (who has cerebral palsay) to the top. It was lots of fun and he had a great time!! Love all the students from trip...
  • Log #13335 - by Darrel Newman on May 14, 2000
    Nice trip Great View Long but not difficult climb I wouldn't want to fall over the western edge though.
  • Log #13336 - by Julius Kettler on Mar 15, 2000
    Best trip yet! But make sure you know what you're getting yourself into because once your out there you can't get the things you left behind.