Columbia Icefields

Jasper National Park

Perhaps my favourite area in the Canadian Rockies, the Columbia Icefields region is home to many of the range's tallest peaks and dozens of glaciers, and is situated at the southern tip of Jasper National Park near its border with Banff. Whether scrambling many of the great objectives to the east, ascending one of the countless worthy mountaineering objectives to the west, or just enjoying an easier hike at the Nigel or Wilcox Passes, this is a region that amazes no matter where you go.

Reports from this Region

Beauty Creek & Stanley Falls

– Max. Elev. 1,687 m / 5,535ft. –

Hilda Peak

– Max. Elev. 3,058 m / 10,033ft. –
Scrambling / Climbing

Mount Athabasca

– Max. Elev. 3,497 m / 11,473ft. –
Mountaineering / Scrambling

Mount Wilcox

– Max. Elev. 2,884 m / 9,462ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling

Nigel Pass

– Max. Elev. 2,195 m / 7,201ft. –

Nigel Peak

– Max. Elev. 3,219 m / 10,561ft. –
Mountaineering / Scrambling

Nigel SE3

– Max. Elev. 3,025 m / 9,925ft. –

Tangle Ridge

– Max. Elev. 3,000 m / 9,843ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling